HMS Curacoa



DescriptionOn 2 October 1942 about 32 nautical miles (60 km) north of the coast of Ireland she was escorting the liner RMS Queen Mary carrying 10,000 US troops of the 29th Infantry Division to join the Allied forces in Europe. At 2:15 PM the Queen Mary started the starboard turn for the first leg of her zig-zag pattern, cutting across the path of the Curacoa with insufficient clearance, and struck her amidships cutting her in two. The Curacoa sank in six minutes with the loss of 239 of the 338 aboard.
Year1942
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost239
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Curacoa_(D41)