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61)CRESSINGTON COURT




Photo. City of Vancouver Archives CVA 447-2133


 


Built: 1929


Tonnage: 4,971 / 9,200 tons


Cargo: 7,362 tons of government stores and general cargo


Route: Philadelphia - Trinidad - Capetown - Durban - Alexandria


Sunk 19/08/42 by U–510 in position 07º 58 N 46º 00’ W


8 Dead


36 Survivors


At 09.07 hours on 19 Aug 1942 the unescorted Cressington Court (Master William James Pace) was torpedoed and sunk by U-510 northeast of Belem. The master and seven crew members were lost. On 10 September, 26 crew members and ten gunners were picked up by Woensdrecht, but two days later this vessel was torpedoed and badly damaged by U-515 (Henke). During the attack a piece of debris struck and killed one crew member from Cressington Court. The remaining British survivors abandoned the tanker together with the Dutch crew and were picked up by two American patrol vessels the following night and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad.


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