City of Wellington
British Steam merchant
|Name||City of Wellington|
|Completed||1925 - Barclay, Curle & Co, Whiteinch, Glasgow|
|Owner||Ellerman Lines Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||21 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-506 (Erich Würdemann)|
|Position||07.29N, 14.40W - Grid ET 5328|
|Complement||73 (7 dead and 66 survivors).|
|Route||Lourenco Marques - Mossel Bay, South Africa (6 Aug) - Freetown - UK|
|Cargo||5000 tons of general cargo, 2000 tons of copper ore and 500 tons of chrome ore|
|Notes on event|
At 22.43 hours on 21 Aug, 1942, the unescorted City of Wellington (Master McDonald Martyn) was torpedoed and sunk by U-506 southwest of Freetown. Seven crew members were lost. The master, 60 crew members and five gunners were picked up by HMS Velox (D 34) (Lt G.B. Barston) and landed at Freetown on 22 August.
|On board||We have details of 9 people who were on board.|
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