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55)CITY OF WINCHESTER U-103




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Built: 1917


Tonnage: 6,637/10,075 tons


Cargo: 6,500 tons of general cargo 


Route: London - Capetown - Beira 


Sunk 9 May 1941 by U–103 on pos. 08° 20'N 26° 14'W 


Cargo: 3,502 tons of cotton, 5,498 tons of general cargo and grain 


Sunk 30/09/42 By  U 506 position  03º 25’N  15º  46’W


0 Dead


39  Survivors


At 23.09 hours on 9 May 1941 the unescorted City of Winchester (Master William Samuel Coughlan), dispersed on 28 April from convoy OB-313, was hit by one of two torpedoes from U-103 and sank after being hit amidships by a coup de grâce at 23.46 hours about 400 miles south-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. Six crew members were lost. The master, 84 crew members and seven gunners were picked up by the Norwegian motor merchant Herma and landed at Takoradi.


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