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38)CINGALESE PRINCE




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Built: 1929


Tonnage: 8,474 / 10,625 tons


Route: Bombay - Capetown - Trinidad - Liverpool


Cargo: 11,156 tons of general cargo, including manganese ore and pig iron


Sunk 20/09/41 by U 111 on pos. 02º 00’S 25º 30’W 


57 Dead


20 Survivors


On 20 Sep 1941 the unescorted Cingalese Prince (Master John Smith) was torpedoed and sunk by U-111 east-southeast of St.Paul Rocks. The master, 48 crew members and eight gunners were lost. 15 crew members and three gunners were rescued after 12 days by the Spanish merchant Castillo Montjuich and landed at St.Vincent, Cape Verde Islands. One crew member was picked up by the British sloop HMS Weston (L 72) (Cdr J.G. Sutton) and one officer by the British sloop HMS Londonderry (L 76) (Cdr J.S. Dalison) and landed at Londonderry on 3 November.


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