British Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||New Zealand Shipping Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||15 Oct 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-93 (Claus Korth)|
|Position||58° 58'N, 9° 54'W - Grid AM 2563|
|Complement||75 (2 dead and 73 survivors).|
|Route||Newcastle - Liverpool - Panama - Auckland|
|History||Laid down as Norfolk for Federal Steam Navigation Co Ltd, completed in January 1921 as Hurunui for New Zealand Shipping Co Ltd, London. |
|Notes on event|
At 00.18 hours on 15 Oct 1940 the Hurunui (Master Benjamin Evans) in convoy OA-228 was torpedoed and sunk by U-93 about 120 miles west of Butt of Lewis. The fired torpedo had missed the targeted ship and hit the Hurunui behind. Two crew members were lost. The master, 71 crew members and one gunner were picked up by the St. Margaret, transferred to HMS Fowey (L 15) (Lt C.G. de L. Bush, RN) and landed at Greenock on 20 October.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
If you can help us with any additional information on this vessel then please contact us.