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SHIPS SUNK ENGLAND 237 - V W Y

1)VERNON CITY U-172




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Built: 1929


Tonnage: 4,748 / 8,800 tons


Cargo: 4,000 tons of coal and 3,000 tons of coke 


Route: Tyne - Oban (4 Jun) – Montevideo


Sunk 28, June 1943 by U – 172 on pos.  04º30”S 27º30”W


0 Dead


52 Survivors


At 06.43 hours on 28 June 1943, U-172 fired a spread of two torpedoes at the Vernon City (Master Malcolm Douglas Loutit), dispersed on 20 June from convoy OS-49, and observed a hit in the forward hold. The ship settled and sank by the bow at 07.07 hours south-southeast of St. Paul Rocks. The U-boat misidentified her victim as Cornish City. The master, 43 crew members and eight gunners were picked up by the Brazilian coastal tanker Aurora M. and landed at Recife on 4 July.


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