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||80 (2 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 Oct 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. Two crew members were lost. The master, 76 crew members and the passenger 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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