British Motor tanker
|Completed||1938 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||Eagle Oil & Shipping Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||10 Apr 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-203 (Rolf Mützelburg)|
|Position||35° 35'N, 75° 06'W - Grid CA 7965|
|Complement||50 (28 dead and 22 survivors).|
|Route||Houston (3 Apr) - Halifax - Hull|
|Cargo||11.000 tons of aviation spirit|
|History||Completed in September 1938 |
|Notes on event|
At 03.47 hours on 10 April 1942 the unescorted San Delfino (Master Albert Edward Gumbleton) was hit by one torpedo from U-203 east of Cape Hatteras but without any visible effect. A spread of two torpedoes fired in a second attack at 03.51 hours missed, but the next torpedo at 05.08 hours hit and sank the tanker. The U-boat needed altogether seven torpedoes to sink the ship.
|On board||We have details of 31 people who were on board.|
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