French Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Pusey & Jones Co, Wilmington DE|
|Owner||Établissements Maurel & Prom, Bordeaux|
|Date of attack||25 Jan 1940||Nationality: French|
|Fate||Sunk by U-44 (Ludwig Mathes)|
|Position||41° 05'N, 9° 22'W - Grid CG 2836|
|Complement||17 (8 dead and 9 survivors).|
|Route||Zighinkor, French West Africa - Dakar - Bordeaux|
|History||Built as Long Island 1920 renamed Argentinier 1928 renamed Tourny |
|Notes on event|
At 04.11 hours on 25 Jan 1940 the Tourny (Master Labadie), a straggler from convoy 56-KS, was hit aft by one torpedo from U-44 west of Cape Mondego and sank after breaking in two. Since 00.55 hours, the U-boat was chasing another steamer which was missed with a torpedo at 01.11 hours. The Tourny was spotted at 03.40 hours and the U-boat continued to follow the first steamer after sinking her, but was forced to break off the chase after five more hours when a destroyer showed up and dropped six depth charges nearby. The nine survivors were picked up by the Spanish steam merchant Castillo Monforte.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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