Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,548 tons
Completed1925 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
OwnerJohn Cory & Sons Ltd, Cardiff 
Date of attack19 Oct 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-46 (Engelbert Endrass)
Position57° 00'N, 16° 00'W - Grid AL 6331
Complement38 (31 dead and 7 survivors).
RouteNew York - Greenock - Leith 
CargoSteel billets, scrap iron and aircraft 
Notes on event

At 23.47 hours on 19 Oct 1940 the Ruperra (Master David Thomas Davies) in convoy HX-79 was hit by one torpedo from U-46 and sank about 90 miles southwest of Rockall. The master, 29 crew members and one gunner were lost. Seven crew members were picked up by Induna and landed at Methil.

On boardWe have details of 31 people who were on board

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