British freighter SS Starcross (4,662 GRT), from convoy SL.73, was torpedoed
on Tuesday 20th May 1941, in position 51.45N, 020.45W, by the Italian
Glauco-class submarine Otaria, under the command of LCdr Giuseppe Vocaturo.
HMCS St Francis, a Town-class destroyer (ex-USS Bancroft), a Clemson-class
destroyer, rescued the survivors, there were no fatalities. The steamer
was scuttled by the convoy escort.