Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Vickers Ltd. (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Launched||24 Feb 1925|
|Commissioned||30 Dec 1939|
|Lost||6 Jun 1940|
|Loss position||53° 13'N, 10° 40'W|
The British armed merchant cruiser HMS Carinthia lost on 6 Jun 1940 in position 53° 13'N, 10° 40'W.
laid down as Servia, launched as Carinthia
Displacement: 20277 BRT
At 13.13 hours on 6 June 1940 HMS Carinthia (Capt. J.F.B. Barrett, RN) on Northern Patrol was torpedoed by the German submarine U-46 west of Galway Bay, Ireland in position 53º13'N, 10º40'W. The vessel remained afloat, but foundered during the next day about 34 miles west of Bloody Foreland. Two officers and two ratings died in the attack.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Carinthia|
Commands listed for HMS Carinthia
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|1||Capt. (retired) John Francis Benjamin Barrett, RN||14 Sep 1939||6 Jun 1940|
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