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SHIPS SUNK ENGLAND 237 - A B C

53)CITY OF SINGAPORE U-515




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Built: 1923


Tonnage: 6,555 / 10,826 tons


Cargo: 9,025 tons general cargo, including 2,700 tons pig iron, jute, linseed and 2,400 tons groundnuts and mail 


Route: Calcutta - Takoradi - Freetown - Liverpool


Sunk 01/04/43 by U–515 in position 07º 55’ N 14º 16’ W


0 Dead


97 Survivors


At 05.40 hours on 1 May 1943, U-515 attacked the convoy TS-37 for a second time about 75 miles southwest of Freetown and fired three single torpedoes. The first hit the City of Singapore after 1 minute 8 seconds in the stern and the ship was observed to burn fiercely before she sank. The second torpedo hit the Mokambo after 1 minute 5 seconds and set her on fire. The third torpedo hit after 35 seconds the Clan Macpherson, which began to sink by the stern.


The master, 86 crew members and ten gunners from the City of Singapore (Master Alfred George Freeman) were picked up by HMS Arran (T 06) (Lt D.S. Sutton) and HMS Birdlip (T 218) (Lt E.N. Groom) and landed at Freetown the same day.


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