Ships hit by U-boats


Empire City

British Motor merchant


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NameEmpire City
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage7,295 tons
Completed1943 - Wm. Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerAndrew Weir & Co, London 
HomeportSunderland 
Date of attack6 Aug 1944Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-198 (Burkhard Heusinger von Waldegg)
Position11.33S, 41.25E - Grid LT 5839
Complement70 (12 dead and 58 survivors).
ConvoyDKA-21
RouteLourenço Marques - Aden - Port Said 
Cargo8403 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.

 
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Location of attack on Empire City.

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