City of Singapore
British Steam merchant
|Name||City of Singapore|
|Completed||1923 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Ellerman Lines Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||1 May 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-515 (Werner Henke)|
|Position||7° 55'N, 14° 16'W - Grid ET 6128|
|Complement||97 (0 dead and 97 survivors).|
|Route||Calcutta - Takoradi (26 Apr) - Freetown - Liverpool|
|Cargo||9025 tons general cargo, including 2700 tons pig iron, jute, linseed and 2400 tons groundnuts and mail|
|Notes on event|
At 05.40 hours on 1 May 1943, U-515 attacked convoy TS-37 for a second time about 75 miles southwest of Freetown and fired three single torpedoes. The first hit the City of Singapore after 1 minute 8 seconds in the stern and the ship was observed to burn fiercely before she sank. The second torpedo hit the Mokambo after 1 minute 5 seconds and set her on fire. The third torpedo hit after 35 seconds the Clan Macpherson, which began to sink by the stern.
The master, 86 crew members and ten gunners from the City of Singapore (Master Alfred George Freeman) were picked up by HMS Arran (T 06) (Lt D.S. Sutton) and HMS Birdlip (T 218) (Lt E.N. Groom) and landed at Freetown the same day.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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