City of Manila
British Steam merchant
|Name||City of Manila|
|Completed||1916 - W. Gray & Co, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Ellerman Lines Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||19 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-406 (Horst Dieterichs)|
|Position||43° 21'N, 18° 20'W - Grid BE 8977|
|Complement||96 (1 dead and 95 survivors).|
|Route||Bombay - Cochin - Capetown - Freetown (4 Aug) - Glasgow|
|Cargo||10,000 tons of general cargo, including pig iron and groundnuts|
|History||Completed in June 1916 |
|Notes on event|
At 16.22 hours on 19 Aug 1942 the City of Manila (Master Alfred Sutton Reay) in convoy SL-118 was torpedoed by U-406 west of Cape Finisterre and abandoned. The next day, the vessel was reboarded by a part of her crew. Later the ship broke in two, was again abandoned and sank. One crew member was lost. The master, 83 crew members and eleven gunners were rescued. 46 survivors were picked up by the British steam merchant Empire Voice and landed at Loch Ewe. 49 survivors were rescued by HMS Gorleston (Y 92) (Cdr R.W. Keymer, RN) and landed at Londonderry.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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