British Steam tanker
|Completed||1926 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast|
|Owner||Lago Shipping Co Ltd (Esso), London|
|Date of attack||16 Feb 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-502 (Jürgen von Rosenstiel)|
|Position||12° 01'N, 70° 30'W - Grid EC 9438|
|Complement||26 (7 dead and 19 survivors).|
|Route||Lake Maracaibo - Aruba|
|History||Completed in May 1926 |
|Notes on event|
At 11.50 hours on 16 February 1942 the unescorted San Nicolas was hit by one torpedo from U-502 and sank in flames 25 miles southwest of Punta Macolla in the Gulf of Venezuela. The tanker had been missed in a first attack at 11.34 hours. Seven crew members were lost. 19 crew members were rescued and landed at Maracaibo.
|On board||We have details of 15 people who were on board.|
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