British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland|
|Owner||Sir William Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||31 Jul 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)|
|Position||55° 47'N, 9° 18'W - Grid AM 5285|
|Complement||45 (2 dead and 43 survivors).|
|Route||Newport, 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.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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