Ships hit by U-boats

City of Kobe

British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

NameCity of Kobe
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,373 tons
Completed1924 - Ramage & Ferguson Ltd, Leith 
OwnerEllerman Lines Ltd, London 
Date of attack19 Dec 1939Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-60 (Georg Schewe)
Position52° 35'N, 1° 59'E - Grid AN 7636
Complement31 (1 dead and 30 survivors).
RouteAntwerp - Tyne - Hull - Alexandria - Bombay - Malabar coast 
CargoGeneral cargo and coal 
History Completed in July 1924 as Malvernian for Ellerman Lines Ltd, London. 1927 renamed City of Kobe for the same owner. 
Notes on event

At 03.35 hours on 19 Dec 1939 the City of Kobe (Master William Scott Craig) in convoy FS-56 struck a mine, laid on 15 December by U-60 and sank near Cross Sand Buoy, Great Yarmouth. One crew member was lost. The master and 29 crew members were picked up by HMS Tumby (FY 850) (Skipper J.W. Greengrass) and the British coasters Corinia and Faxfleet.

On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

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