British Motor merchant
|Completed||1929 - Northumberland Shipbuilding Co (1927) Ltd, Howden-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Court Line Ltd (Haldin & Philipps Ltd), London|
|Date of attack||19 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-510 (Karl Neitzel)|
|Position||07.58N, 46.00W - Grid EP 6162|
|Complement||44 (8 dead and 36 survivors).|
|Route||Philadelphia - Trinidad (14 Aug) - Capetown - Durban - Alexandria|
|Cargo||7362 tons of government stores and general cargo|
|History||Completed in August 1929 |
|Notes on event|
At 09.07 hours on 19 Aug, 1942, the unescorted Cressington Court (Master William James Pace) was torpedoed and sunk by U-510 northeast of Belem. The master and seven crew members were lost. On 10 September, 26 crew members and ten gunners were picked up by Woensdrecht, but two days later this vessel was torpedoed and badly damaged by U-515 (Henke). During the attack a piece of debris struck and killed one crew member from Cressington Court. The remaining British survivors abandoned the tanker together with the Dutch crew and were picked up by two American patrol vessels the following night and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad.
|On board||We have details of 12 people who were on board.|
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