City of Johannesburg
British Steam merchant
|Name||City of Johannesburg|
|Completed||1920 - Barclay, Curle & Co, Whiteinch, Glasgow|
|Owner||Ellerman Lines Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||23 Oct 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-504 (Hans-Georg Friedrich Poske)|
|Position||33.20S, 29.30E - Grid KZ 1972|
|Complement||89 (2 dead and 87 survivors).|
|Route||Calcutta - Colombo (6 Oct) - Capetown - UK|
|Cargo||7750 tons of general cargo, including pig iron, cotton, jute and tea|
|History||Built as Melford Hall, 1926 renamed City of Johannesburg |
|Notes on loss|
At 23.12 hours on 23 Oct, 1942, the unescorted City of Johannesburg (Master Walter Armour Owen) was torpedoed and sunk by U-504 southeast of East London. Two crew members were lost. The master and 12 crew members were picked up by the Dutch merchant Zypenberg and landed at Durban. 54 crew members were rescued by the British merchant Fort George and landed at Port Elizabeth. 20 crew members were picked up by King Edward and landed at Capetown.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 5 people who were on this vessel|
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