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SHIPS SUNK ENGLAND 237 - A B C

45)CITY OF BATH U-508




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Built 1926


Tonnage: 5,079 / 8,333 tons


Cargo: 6,800 tons general, including 2,000 tons of copper ingots, 500 tons of magnesite ore, 500 tons of chrome ore and mail


Route: Mombasa - Pernambuco  - Trinidad – UK


Sunk 2 Dec 1942 by U-508 on pos 09° 29'N 59° 35'W


3 Dead


80 Survivors


At 01.43 hours on 2 Dec 1942 the unescorted City of Bath (Master Thomas Victor Birkett) was torpedoed and sunk by U-508 northwest of Georgetown, British Guiana. Three crew members were lost. The master and 27 survivors landed at Palo Seco, Trinidad on 5 December. 52 survivors were picked up on 3 December by the British steam merchant City of Dunkirk and landed at Trinidad.


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