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SHIPS HIT BRITAIN 238 * - J K L

6)KINGSWOOD U-515




Photo. www.photoship.co.uk



Built 1929


Tonnage: 5,080 / 8,800 tons


Cargo: 7,400 tons of cotton and groundnuts 


Route: Forcados - Lagos - Takoradi - UK 


Sunk 17 Dec 43 by U-515 on pos. 05º57’N 01º 43’E


0 Dead


48 Survivors


At 20.20 hours on 17 Dec, 1943, the unescorted Kingswood (Master Frederick H. Parmee) was hit by one of two torpedoes fired by U-515 southwest of Kotonu, Dahomey in the Bight of Benin. The ship was sunk by a coup de grâce at 20.28 hours. The master, 40 crew members and seven gunners landed 10 miles west of Dahomey on 19 December.


By Kingswood (British Steam merchant) - Ships hit by German U-boats during WWII - uboat.net


 

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