City of Bath
British Steam merchant
|Name||City of Bath|
|Completed||1926 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Ellerman Lines Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||2 Dec 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-508 (Georg Staats)|
|Position||09.29N, 59.35W - Grid EO 1276|
|Complement||83 (3 dead and 80 survivors).|
|Route||Mombasa - Pernambuco (23 Nov) - Trinidad - UK|
|Cargo||6800 tons general, including 2000 tons of copper ingots, 500 tons of magnesite ore, 500 tons of chrome ore and mail|
|History||Completed in June 1926 |
|Notes on event|
At 01.43 hours on 2 Dec, 1942, the unescorted City of Bath (Master Thomas Victor Birkett) was torpedoed and sunk by U-508 northwest of Georgetown, British Guiana. Three crew members were lost. The master and 27 survivors landed at Palo Seco, Trinidad on 5 December. 52 survivors were picked up on 3 December by the British steam merchant City of Dunkirk and landed at Trinidad.
|On board||We have details of 11 people who were on board.|
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