Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,273 tons
Completed1920 - Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow 
OwnerP. & O. Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack30 Sep 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-516 (Gerhard Wiebe)
Position7° 09'N, 54° 23'W - Grid EO 5367
Complement83 (10 dead and 73 survivors).
RouteAlexandria - Capetown (6 Sep) - Trinidad - New York 
Cargo1500 tons of chrome ore and 400 tons of olive oil 
History Completed in July 1920 
Notes on event

At 04.10 hours on 30 Sep 1942 the unescorted Alipore (Master Ernest Lee) was torpedoed and sunk by gunfire by U-516 northeast of Georgetown, British Guiana. Ten crew members were lost. The master, 68 crew members and four gunners in the lifeboats were taken in tow by the fishing schooner United Eagle of Georgetown where they landed.

On boardWe have details of 17 people who were on board

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