City of Ripon
British Steam merchant
|Name||City of Ripon|
|Completed||1915 - Russell & Co, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Ellerman´s Wilson Line Ltd, Hull|
|Date of attack||11 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-160 (Georg Lassen)|
|Position||8° 40'N, 59° 20'W - Grid EO 1574|
|Complement||78 (56 dead and 22 survivors).|
|Route||Port Said - Capetown (18 Oct) - Trinidad - New York|
|Cargo||2000 tons of sand as ballast|
|History||Completed in November 1915 as Lepanto for T. Wilson, Sons & Co Ltd, Hull. 1934 renamed City of Ripon for Ellerman´s Wilson Line Ltd, Hull. |
|Notes on event|
At 08.01 hours on 11 Nov 1942 the unescorted City of Ripon (Master John Edward Robinson) was hit aft by one torpedo from U-160 and sank after being hit by two coups de grâce at 08.11 hours about 90 miles northwest of Georgetown, British Guiana. 52 crew members and four gunners were lost. The master, 18 crew members and three gunners were picked up by the Brazilian steam merchant Midosi and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad.
|On board||We have details of 66 people who were on board.|
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