Ships hit by U-boats

City of Corinth

British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

NameCity of Corinth
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,318 tons
Completed1918 - W. Gray & Co, West Hartlepool 
OwnerEllerman Lines Ltd, London 
Date of attack17 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-508 (Georg Staats)
Position10° 55'N, 61° 01'W - Grid ED 9949
Complement87 (11 dead and 76 survivors).
RouteCalcutta - Capetown - Pernambuco (7 Nov) - Trinidad - UK 
Cargo8300 tons of general cargo, including tea, linseed and pig iron 
History Completed in January 1918 
Notes on event

At 08.54 hours on 17 Nov 1942 the unescorted City of Corinth (Master George Johnston Law) was torpedoed by U-508 north of Trinidad. The vessel foundered later in 10°52´30N/61°03´30W. Eleven crew members were lost. The master, 69 crew members and six gunners were picked up by the American submarine chaser USS PC-536 and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad.

On boardWe have details of 15 people who were on board

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