City of Winchester
British Steam merchant
|Name||City of Winchester|
|Completed||1917 - Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow|
|Owner||Ellerman Lines Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||9 May 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-103 (Viktor Schütze)|
|Position||8° 20'N, 26° 14'W - Grid ES 1951|
|Complement||98 (6 dead and 92 survivors).|
|Route||London - Capetown - Beira|
|Cargo||6500 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in October 1917 |
|Notes on event|
At 23.09 hours on 9 May 1941 the unescorted City of Winchester (Master William Samuel Coughlan), dispersed on 28 April from convoy OB-313, was hit by one of two torpedoes from U-103 and sank after being hit amidships by a coup de grâce at 23.46 hours about 400 miles south-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. Six crew members were lost. The master, 84 crew members and seven gunners were picked up by the Norwegian motor merchant Herma and landed at Takoradi.
|On board||We have details of 11 people who were on board.|
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