British Motor merchant
|Completed||1940 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Buries Markes Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||5 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-163 (Kurt-Eduard Engelmann)|
|Position||12° 02'N, 58° 04'W - Grid EE 7329|
|Complement||41 (3 dead and 38 survivors).|
|Route||Suez - Capetown (15 Oct) - Trinidad - New York|
|History||Completed in March 1940 |
|Notes on event|
At 16.50 hours on 5 Nov 1942 the unescorted La Cordillera (Master John Meneely) was hit by one of two torpedoes from U-163 and sank by the stern about 85 miles east of Barbados. One crew member and two gunners were lost. The Germans questioned the survivors in two lifeboats. The master, 32 crew members and five gunners landed at Carlist Bay, Barbados.
|On board||We have details of 35 people who were on board.|
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