Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2127

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,823 tons
Completed1924 - Irvine’s Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Middleton Shipyard, West Hartlepool 
OwnerW.H. Cockerline & Co, Hull 
Date of attack13 Apr 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-124 (Georg-Wilhelm Schulz)
Position8° 10'N, 14° 40'W - Grid ET 3744
Complement41 (2 dead and 39 survivors).
RouteRosario - Freetown - UK 
Cargo7710 tons of grain 
History Completed in June 1924 
Notes on event

At 22.29 hours on 13 April 1941 the unescorted Corinthic (Master Townson Ridley) was hit underneath the bridge by one torpedo from U-124 and stopped southwest of Freetown. Because the vessel did not sink the U-boat fired a coup de grâce at 22.44 hours, but this proved to be a dud and they had to fire another torpedo 10 minutes later that hit and sank the ship. Two crew members were lost. The master, 36 crew members and two gunners were picked up by the Dutch motor tanker Malvina and landed at Freetown.

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