British Motor merchant
|Completed||1941 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Sir William Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||26 Jul 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-141 (Philipp Schüler)|
|Position||55° 42'N, 9° 58'W - Grid AM 5276|
|Complement||41 (0 dead and 41 survivors).|
|Route||Cardiff (22 Jul) - Capetown - Alexandria|
|Cargo||General cargo, government stores and coal|
|History||Completed in May 1941|
|Notes on event|
At 03.28 hours on 26 July 1941, U-141 attacked convoy OS-1 365 miles 270° from Bloody Foreland and Schüler thought that he had scored one hit on each of three ships. The first vessel was seen being abandoned, the second exploded and the third, which had four masts, was seen to develop a heavy list. In fact, the Botwey was sunk and the damaged Atlantic City was abandoned, but later reboarded and salvaged.
The Atlantic City managed to reach the Clyde, was repaired and returned to service in November 1941.
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