Ville de Mons
Belgian Steam passenger ship
|Name||Ville de Mons|
|Type:||Steam passenger ship|
|Completed||1921 - American International Shipbuilding Corp, Hog Island PA|
|Owner||Société Maritime Anversoise, Antwerp|
|Date of attack||2 Sep 1940||Nationality: Belgian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-47 (Günther Prien)|
|Position||58° 20'N, 12° 00'W - Grid AM 1685|
|Complement||54 (0 dead and 54 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Liverpool - Glasgow|
|Cargo||4378 tons of general cargo, 1280 boxes of pears, 648 tons of corn and 536 tons of wheat|
|History||Laid down as Skanawono, completed in January 1921 as Tours for US Shipping Board (USSB), Philadelphia. 1924 renamed American Shipper for US Lines Co, New York. In February 1940 sold to Belgium and renamed Ville de Mons. |
|Notes on event|
At 16.35 hours on 2 Sep 1940 the unescorted Ville de Mons (Master P. Robertson) was hit by one G7e torpedo from a spread of three torpedoes fired by U-47 northeast of Rockall. The ship sank after being hit by a G7a coup de grâce at 17.01 hours.
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