Ships hit by U-boats


City of Cardiff

British Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

NameCity of Cardiff
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,661 tons
Completed1918 - Craig, Taylor & Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees 
OwnerEllerman Lines Ltd, London 
HomeportLiverpool 
Date of attack28 Aug 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-566 (Gerhard Remus)
Position40° 20'N, 16° 02'W - Grid CF 6315
Complement84 (21 dead and 63 survivors).
ConvoySL-119
RouteBeira - Freetown (14 Aug) - Manchester 
Cargo7500 tons of general cargo, including copper 
History Completed in January 1918 as Langton Hall 1927 renamed City of Cardiff
Notes on event

At 19.08 hours on 28 Aug 1942, U-566 fired a spread of thee 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. 21 crew members were lost. The master and 62 crew members were picked up by HMS Rochester (L 50) (Cdr C.B. Allen, RN) and landed at Londonderry.

 
On boardWe have details of 23 people who were on board

Location of attack on City of Cardiff.

ship sunk.


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