City of Cardiff
British Steam merchant
|Name||City of Cardiff|
|Completed||1918 - Craig, Taylor & Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees|
|Owner||Ellerman Lines Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||28 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-566 (Gerhard Remus)|
|Position||40° 20'N, 16° 02'W - Grid CF 6315|
|Complement||84 (21 dead and 63 survivors).|
|Route||Beira - Freetown (14 Aug) - Manchester|
|Cargo||7500 tons of general cargo, including copper|
|History||Completed in January 1918 as Langton Hall, renamed City of Cardiff in 1927. |
|Notes on event|
At 19.08 hours on 28 August 1942, U-566 fired a spread of three torpedoes at the convoy SL-119 west-northwest of Lisbon, heard three detonations and sinking noises and claimed two steamers sunk. The ships hit were Zuiderkerk and City of Cardiff.
The City of Cardiff (Master Robert Leonard Stewart) remained afloat, but foundered two days later. 19 crew members and two gunners were lost. The master, 57 crew members and five gunners were picked up by HMS Rochester (L 50) (Cdr C.B. Allen, RN) and landed at Londonderry.
|On board||We have details of 23 people who were on board.|
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