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ROYAL NAVY SOUTH ATLANTIC COMMAND - ROYAL NAVY C D SHIPS *

4)CAPE WARWICK (ARMED TRAWLER)



Photo. www.iwm.org.uk  Sister ship Stella Canopus



Completed 1939


Displacement 455 tons


Length 138 ft


Beam 23 ft


Draught 13 ft


Propulsion 3-cylinder triple-expansion steam engine, 1 screw


Armament 2 × pounder guns AA


Complement 30


From mid 1942 until the end of the war, Cape Warwick remained attached to the south Atlantic Force at Simonstown. On 02/Apr/43 Cape Warwick rescued the master, 124 crew members, four gunners and 196 passengers from the british Merchant City of Baroda torpedoed when in convoy NC 9 by U 509 on pos  26º 56’S 15º 21’E. After an ordeal of 4 days, living on a miserable rationing, They landed in Capetown.


 

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