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|Completed||1929 - Northumberland Shipbuilding Co (1927) Ltd, Howden-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Joseph Constantine SS Line Ltd, Middlesbrough|
|Date of attack||17 Dec 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-515 (Werner Henke)|
|Position||5° 57'N, 1° 43'E - Grid EV 6711|
|Complement||48 (0 dead and 48 survivors).|
|Route||Forcados - Lagos (12 Dec) - Takoradi - UK|
|Cargo||7400 tons of cotton and groundnuts|
|History||Completed in May 1929 |
|Notes on event|
At 20.20 hours on 17 Dec 1943 the unescorted Kingswood (Master Frederick H. Parmee) was hit by one of two torpedoes fired by U-515 southwest of Kotonu, Dahomey in the Bight of Benin. The ship was sunk by a coup de grâce at 20.28 hours. The master, 40 crew members and seven gunners landed 10 miles west of Dahomey on 19 December.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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