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SHIPS SUNK FRANCE - FRENCH SHIPS CARGO LOST

5)VILLE DE ROUEN





Built: 1919   


Tonnage: 5,083 / 7,037 tons    


Cargo: 5,500 tons of general cargo   


0 Dead   


62 Survivors  


Launched as Ville de Nantes completed in October 1919 as Ville de Rouen for Nouvelle Compagnie Havraise Péninsulaire de Navigation, Le Havre. On 22 Jul 1941, the Vichy French ship was captured by HMS Dunedin (Capt R.S. Lovatt, RN) east of Natal. The ship was later transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT).  


Captured 22 Jul 41 by Cruiser HMS Dunedin east off Natal Brazil. Transferred to the M.o.W.T. She was sunk by U-662 on 29 Dec 42 when enroute to Ascension and the Mozambique port of Beira with 5500 tons of General cargo.


 

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