Ships hit by U-boats


Cape of Good Hope

British Motor merchant



Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2068

NameCape of Good Hope
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage4,963 tons
Completed1925 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerLyle Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow 
HomeportGlasgow 
Date of attack11 May 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-502 (J├╝rgen von Rosenstiel)
Position22° 48'N, 58° 43'W - Grid DP 46
Complement37 (0 dead and 37 survivors).
Convoy
RouteNew York (5 May) - Capetown - Basrah - Bandar Shapur - Abadan 
Cargo7500 tons of general and military cargo 
History Completed in June 1925 
Notes on event

At 19.43 hours on 11 May 1942 the unescorted Cape of Good Hope (Master Alexander Campbell) was torpedoed and sunk by gunfire by U-502 northeast of the Virgin Islands. The boat of the master with 18 survivors landed on Tortola, Virgin Islands on 24 May. The boat of the chief officer with 19 survivors landed after 18 days at Burgentra near Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

 
On boardWe have details of 24 people who were on board


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