British Motor merchant
|Completed||1943 - Wm. Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Andrew Weir & Co, London|
|Date of attack||6 Aug 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-198 (Burkhard Heusinger von Waldegg)|
|Position||11.33S, 41.25E - Grid LT 5839|
|Complement||70 (12 dead and 58 survivors).|
|Route||Lourenço Marques - Aden - Port Said|
|Cargo||8403 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in November 1943 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
On 6 Aug, 1944, the Empire City (Master Bernard Henry Jackson) in convoy DKA-21 was torpedoed and sunk by U-198 east of Mocimboa, Portuguese East Africa. Two crew members and ten gunners were lost. The master, 47 crew members and ten gunners landed at Pekawi, Portuguese East Africa.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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