British Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - Irvine’s Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Middleton Shipyard, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||W.H. Cockerline & Co, Hull|
|Date of attack||13 Apr 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-124 (Georg-Wilhelm Schulz)|
|Position||8° 10'N, 14° 40'W - Grid ET 3744|
|Complement||41 (2 dead and 39 survivors).|
|Route||Rosario - Freetown - UK|
|Cargo||7710 tons of grain|
|History||Completed in June 1924 |
|Notes on event|
At 22.29 hours on 13 April 1941 the unescorted Corinthic (Master Townson Ridley) was hit underneath the bridge by one torpedo from U-124 and stopped southwest of Freetown. Because the vessel did not sink the U-boat fired a coup de grâce at 22.44 hours, but this proved to be a dud and they had to fire another torpedo 10 minutes later that hit and sank the ship. Two crew members were lost. The master, 36 crew members and two gunners were picked up by the Dutch motor tanker Malvina and landed at Freetown.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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