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Built 1929

Tonnage: 5,080 / 8,800 tons

Cargo: 7,400 tons of cotton and groundnuts 

Route: Forcados - Lagos - Takoradi - UK 

Sunk 17 Dec 43 by U-515 on pos. 05º57’N 01º 43’E

0 Dead

48 Survivors

At 20.20 hours on 17 Dec, 1943, the unescorted Kingswood (Master Frederick H. Parmee) was hit by one of two torpedoes fired by U-515 southwest of Kotonu, Dahomey in the Bight of Benin. The ship was sunk by a coup de grâce at 20.28 hours. The master, 40 crew members and seven gunners landed 10 miles west of Dahomey on 19 December.



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