HMS Cheshire (F 18)
British Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Name||HMS Cheshire (F 18)|
|Type:||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Completed||1927 - Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Govan, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||18 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-214 (Günther Reeder)|
|Position||41.30N, 19.49W - Grid CF 2569|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
Completed in July 1927 as the motor passenger ship Cheshire for Bibby Brothers & Co, Liverpool. On 29 Aug, 1939, requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to the armed merchant cruiser HMS Cheshire (F 18)
|Notes on event|
At 18.52 hours on 18 Aug, 1942, U-214 fired four aimed single torpedoes at the convoy SL-118 from between the columns, heard detonations after 2 minutes 27 seconds, 3 minutes 10 seconds, 4 minutes 31 seconds and 4 minutes 37 seconds and heard three ships breaking up. Reeder claimed the sinking of four ships totalling 20.000 grt. In fact, one torpedo damaged HMS Cheshire (F 18), another sank the Hatarana and two torpedoes sank the Balingkar.
Attack entries for HMS Cheshire (F 18)
|14 Oct 1940||U-137||Herbert Wohlfarth||Damaged||10,552|
|18 Aug 1942||U-214||Günther Reeder||Damaged||10,552|
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