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The 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.

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