Ships hit by U-boats

Cape Verde

British Motor merchant

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NameCape Verde
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage6,914 tons
Completed1941 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerLyle Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow 
Date of attack9 Jul 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-203 (Rolf M├╝tzelburg)
Position11° 32'N, 60° 17'W - Grid EE 7475
Complement42 (2 dead and 40 survivors).
RouteSuez - Capetown - Trinidad - Baltimore - New York 
CargoGeneral cargo, including cotton, silicon and 1500 tons of chrome ore 
Notes on event

At 23.05 hours on 9 July 1942 the unescorted Cape Verde (Master John Rankin McIntyre) was torpedoed and sunk by U-203 east of Grenada. One crew member and one gunner were lost. The master, 31 crew members and eight gunners landed at the Bay of St.Vincent, Windward Islands on 14 July.

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