Ships hit by U-boats

Cingalese Prince

British Motor merchant

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NameCingalese Prince
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage8,474 tons
Completed1929 - Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerFurness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack20 Sep 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-111 (Wilhelm Kleinschmidt)
Position2° 00'S, 25° 30'W - Grid FD 45
Complement77 (57 dead and 20 survivors).
RouteBombay - Capetown - Trinidad - Liverpool 
Cargo11.156 tons of general cargo, including manganese ore and pig iron 
History Prince Line Ltd 
Notes on event

On 20 Sep 1941 the unescorted Cingalese Prince (Master John Smith) was torpedoed and sunk by U-111 east-southeast of St.Paul Rocks. The master, 48 crew members and eight gunners were lost. 15 crew members and three gunners were rescued after 12 days by the Spanish merchant Castillo Montjuich and landed at St.Vincent, Cape Verde Islands. One crew member was picked up by the British sloop HMS Weston (L 72) (Cdr J.G. Sutton) and one officer by the British sloop HMS Londonderry (L 76) (Cdr J.S. Dalison) and landed at Londonderry on 3 November.

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