Ships hit by U-boats

Jersey City

British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2339

NameJersey City
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage6,322 tons
Completed1920 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland 
OwnerSir William Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd, Cardiff 
Date of attack31 Jul 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position55° 47'N, 9° 18'W - Grid AM 5285
Complement45 (2 dead and 43 survivors).
RouteNewport, Mon. - Baltimore 
History Completed in June 1920 
Notes on event

At 13.24 hours on 31 July 1940 the Jersey City (Master Frank Jameson Stirling) in convoy OB-191 was hit by one G7e torpedo from U-99 and sank 70 miles northwest of Tory Island. Two crew members were lost. The master and 42 crew members were picked up by the British steam merchant Gloucester City, transferred to HMS Walker (D 27) (LtCdr A.A. Tait, RN) and landed at Liverpool.

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