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SHIPS SUNK ENGLAND 237 - A B C

51)CITY OF RIPON U-160




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Buil: 1915


Tonnage: 6,368 / 9,300 tons


Cargo: 2,000 tons of sand as ballast


Route:  Port Said - Capetown - Trinidad - New York


Sunk by U-160 in pos. 08° 40'N 59° 20'W


56 Dead


22 Survivors


At 08.01 hours on 11 Nov 1942 the unescorted City of Ripon (Master John Edward Robinson) was hit aft by one torpedo from U-160 and sank after being hit by two coups de grâce at 08.11 hours about 90 miles northwest of Georgetown, British Guiana. 52 crew members and four gunners were lost. The master, 18 crew members and three gunners were picked up by the Brazilian steam merchant Midosi and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad.


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