Ships hit by U-boats


Cingalese Prince

British Motor merchant


We don't have a picture of this vessel at this time.


NameCingalese Prince
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage8,474 tons
Completed1929 - Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerFurness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack20 Sep 1941Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-111 (Wilhelm Kleinschmidt)
Position2° 00'S, 25° 30'W - Grid FD 45
Complement77 (57 dead and 20 survivors).
Convoy
RouteBombay - Capetown - Trinidad - Liverpool 
Cargo11.156 tons of general cargo, including manganese ore and pig iron 
History Prince Line Ltd 
Notes on event

On 20 Sep 1941 the unescorted Cingalese Prince (Master John Smith) was torpedoed and sunk by U-111 east-southeast of St.Paul Rocks. The master, 48 crew members and eight gunners were lost. 15 crew members and three gunners were rescued after 12 days by the Spanish merchant Castillo Montjuich and landed at St.Vincent, Cape Verde Islands. One crew member was picked up by the British sloop HMS Weston (L 72) (Cdr J.G. Sutton) and one officer by the British sloop HMS Londonderry (L 76) (Cdr J.S. Dalison) and landed at Londonderry on 3 November.

 
On boardWe have details of 57 people who were on board

Location of attack on Cingalese Prince.

ship sunk.


If you can help us with any additional information on this vessel then please contact us.

Return to Allied Ships hit by U-boats