City of Kobe
British Steam merchant
|Name||City of Kobe|
|Completed||1924 - Ramage & Ferguson Ltd, Leith|
|Owner||Ellerman Lines Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||19 Dec 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-60 (Georg Schewe)|
|Position||52° 35'N, 1° 59'E - Grid AN 7636|
|Complement||31 (1 dead and 30 survivors).|
|Route||Antwerp - Tyne - Hull - Alexandria - Bombay - Malabar coast|
|Cargo||General cargo and coal|
|History||Completed in July 1924 as Malvernian for Ellerman Lines Ltd, London. 1927 renamed City of Kobe for the same owner. |
|Notes on event|
At 03.35 hours on 19 Dec 1939 the City of Kobe (Master William Scott Craig) in convoy FS-56 struck a mine, laid on 15 December by U-60 and sank near Cross Sand Buoy, Great Yarmouth. One crew member was lost. The master and 29 crew members were picked up by HMS Tumby (FY 850) (Skipper J.W. Greengrass) and the British coasters Corinia and Faxfleet.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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