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12)RIPLEY U-162




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Built: 1936


Tonnage: 4,997 / 9,240 tons


Cargo: 9,000 tons of palm oil, mahogany and rubber 


Route: Forcados - Duala - Takoradi - Trinidad - UK 


Sunk 12 Dec, 1942 by U-161 on pos. 00º.35”S, 32º.17”W


0 Dead


41 Survivors


At 14.24 hours on 12 Dec, 1942, the unescorted Ripley (Master Sydney Beeston Davis) was torpedoed by U-161 southwest of St. Paul Rocks and sank after a coup de grâce hit at 14.41 hours. The master, 33 crew members and seven gunners were rescued: The master and 28 survivors landed at Cape Branco, Paraíba,  Brazil and the chief officer and eleven survivors were picked up by the British merchant Royal Star and landed at Buenos Aires on 23 December


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