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7)ALIPORE U-516




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Built 1920


Tonnage 5,273 / 7,818 tons


Cargo: 1500 tons of chrome ore and 400 tons of olive oil 


Route: Alexandria - Capetown - Trinidad - New York 


Sunk 30/Sep/42 by U-516 on pos. 07º.09’N, 54º.23’W


10 Dead


73 Survivors


At 04.10 hours on 30 Sep, 1942, the unescorted Alipore (Master Ernest Lee) was torpedoed and sunk by gunfire by U-516 northeast of Georgetown, British Guiana. Ten crew members were lost. The master, 68 crew members and four gunners in the lifeboats were taken in tow by the fishing schooner United Eagle of Georgetown where they landed. 


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