British Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Lyle Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||10 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-660 (Götz Baur)|
|Position||56° 45'N, 22° 50'W - Grid AL 2913|
|Complement||63 (0 dead and 63 survivors).|
|Route||Boston, MA - Sydney, CB (31 Jul) - Manchester|
|Cargo||1230 standards of timber (3979 tons) and 1040 tons of steel|
|History||Completed in February 1930 as Knight of St. John for Newport Liners Ltd (Pardoe-Thomas & Co), Newport. 1934 renamed Cape Race for Lyle Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow. |
|Notes on event|
At 12.20 hours on 10 Aug 1942, U-660 fired a single torpedo, followed one minute later by a spread of two and then another single torpedo at convoy SC-94 south of Iceland from the starboard side. They heard a detonation after 47 seconds, two more after 1 minute 30 seconds and a fourth after another 50 seconds. At 12.21 hours, U-438 (Franzius) attacked convoy from the port side and observed a detonation after 2 minutes 30 seconds.
The master, 45 crew members, five gunners from the Cape Race (Master James Barnetson) and 12 crew members from the Port Nicholson on repatriation (she had been sunk by U-87 (Berger) on 16 June) were all rescued: 24 survivors by the HMS Nasturtium (K 107) (Lt C.D. Smith, DSC, RNR) and 39 by the HMS Dianthus (K 95) (LtCdr C.E. Bridgman, RNR) and landed at Liverpool on 14 August.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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