British Motor tanker
|Completed||1932 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland|
|Owner||C.T. Bowring & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||3 Feb 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-632 (Hans Karpf)|
|Position||56.37N, 22.58W - Grid AL 6119|
|Complement||47 (46 dead and 1 survivor).|
|Route||Curaçao - New York (22 Jan) - Clyde|
|Cargo||12,000 tons of Admiralty fuel oil|
|History||Completed in March 1932 |
|Notes on event|
At 21.54 hours on 3 Feb, 1943, the unescorted Cordelia (Master Edward Marshall), a straggler from convoy HX-224, was torpedoed and sunk by U-632 south of Iceland. The master, 37 crew members and eight gunners were lost. The sole survivor, chief engineer I.C. Bingham, was taken prisoner by the U-boat and carelessly mentioned the convoy SC-118 which was reported to the BdU. The convoy was subsequently attacked with the loss of nine ships. The survivor landed at Brest on 14 February and was taken to the German POW camp Milag Nord.
|On board||We have details of 46 people who were on board.|
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