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SHIPS ENGLAND - M N O

1)MANCHESTER CITIZEN




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Built 1925


Tonnage 5,343 / 8,880 tons


Cargo: Ballast


Route: Freetown - Lagos


Sunk 9 Jul 43 by U-508 on pos. 05º 50’N 02º 22’E


29 Dead


75 Survivors


At 02.43 hours on 9 Jul, 1943, U-508 attacked the convoy ST-71 60 miles southwest of Lagos in the Gulf of Benin and torpedoed the De la Salle and Manchester Citizen. The ships were sunk by coups de grâce at 04.25 and 04.52 hours.


Twelve crew members, two gunners and 14 Krooboys from the Manchester Citizen (Master George Stanley Swales) were lost. The master, 44 crew members, eight gunners and 23 Krooboys were picked up by the FFL Commandant Detroyat (J 1166) and landed at Lagos. 


By  www.uboat.net


 

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