Events occurring on Friday, October 24, 1941  
  The Eastern Front  
  The Ukrainian city of Kharkov fell to a coordinated attack by the German 6th and 17th Armies of Army Group South after five days of heavy fighting.  
   
  The Battle of the Atlantic  
  While escorting Convoy HG-75, the destroyer HMS Cossack (G 03) was torpedoed and sunk by the U-563, commanded by Oberleutnant zur See Klaus Bargsten, west of Gibraltar in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Of the ship’s complement, 159 died and 60 survivors were picked up by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Legion (F 74) and corvette HMS Carnation (K 00).  
   
  Sailing with Convoy HG-75, the British steam merchant Alhama was torpedoed and sunk by the U-564, commanded by Oberleutnant zur See Reinhard Suhren, approximately 300 miles west of Gibraltar in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Of the ship’s complement, all 33 survived and were picked up by the French minesweeper FFL Commandant Duboc. The 1,352 ton Alhama was carrying tartaric acid, onions, wines, cork, and general cargo and was bound for Belfast, Ireland.  
   
  Sailing with Convoy HG-75, the British steam merchant Ariosto was torpedoed and sunk by the U-564 approximately 300 miles west of Gibraltar. Of the ship’s complement, 6 died and 45 survivors were picked up by the Swedish motor merchant Pacific and the sloop HMS Lamerton (L 88). The 2,176 ton Ariosto was carrying general cargo, including cork and ore and was bound for Liverpool, England.  
   
  Sailing with Convoy HG-75, the British steam merchant Carsbreck was torpedoed and sunk by the U-564 approximately 300 miles west of Gibraltar. Of the ship’s complement, 24 died and 18 survivors were picked up by the French minesweeper FFL Commandant Duboc. The 3,670 ton Carsbreck was carrying iron ore, including cork and ore and was bound for Barrow, England.  
     
   
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