City of Mandalay
British Steam merchant
|Name||City of Mandalay|
|Completed||1925 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland|
|Owner||Ellerman Lines Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||17 Oct 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-46 (Herbert Sohler)|
|Position||44° 57'N, 13° 36'W - Grid BE 9169|
|Complement||85 (7 dead and 78 survivors).|
|Route||Saigon - Singapore - Port Swettenham - India - Le Havre - Dunkirk - London - Glasgow|
|Cargo||General cargo, including tea, rubber and sago|
|History||Completed in January 1925 |
|Notes on event|
At 08.00 hours on 17 October 1939, U-46 attacked the Yorkshire in the unescorted convoy HG-3 with four rounds from her 8.8cm gun, no hits were scored and as the vessel fired back the U-boat dived.
The City of Mandalay (Master Alexander Graham Melville) sank a short time later 360 miles west-northwest of Cape Finisterre. Seven crew members were lost. 78 crew members and passengers were picked up by the American steam merchant Independence Hall and landed at Bordeaux.
|On board||We have details of 9 people who were on board.|
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