British Steam merchant
|Completed||1925 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||John Cory & Sons Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||19 Oct 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-46 (Engelbert Endrass)|
|Position||57° 00'N, 16° 00'W - Grid AL 6331|
|Complement||38 (31 dead and 7 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Greenock - Leith|
|Cargo||Steel billets, scrap iron and aircraft|
|Notes on event|
At 23.47 hours on 19 Oct 1940 the Ruperra (Master David Thomas Davies) in convoy HX-79 was hit by one torpedo from U-46 and sank about 90 miles southwest of Rockall. The master, 29 crew members and one gunner were lost. Seven crew members were picked up by Induna and landed at Methil.
|On board||We have details of 31 people who were on board.|
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