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40)CITY OF BARODA




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Built 1918


Tonnage: 7,129 / 10,389 tons


Cargo: 7,000 tons of general cargo and 1500 bags of mail 


Route: London - Trinidad - Walvis Bay - Durban - Colombo - Calcutta


Sunk 02/04/43 when in convoy NC 9 by U 509 on pos  26º 56’S 15º 21’E


Broke in two after grounded on 27º 20’S  15º 06’E


13 Dead


290 Survivors


At 22.00 hours on 2 April 1943 the City of Baroda (Master Charles Stuart Nelson) in convoy NC-9 was hit by one of three torpedoes from U-509 about 90 miles south of Luderitz Bay, South West Africa. The badly damaged vessel was abandoned by the crew and two days later drifted ashore in 27°31S/15°19E and became a total loss after waves broke up the wreck until 26 April. One crew member and twelve passengers were lost. The master, 129 crew members, four gunners and 191 passengers were picked up by HMS Cape Warwick (FY 167) (T/Lt W.E. Goggin, RNR) and landed in Capetown.


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