City of Perth
British Steam merchant
|Name||City of Perth|
|Completed||1913 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland|
|Owner||Ellerman & Bucknall SS Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||26 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||A total loss by U-431 (Dietrich Schöneboom)|
|Position||35.50N, 01.41W - Grid CH 8264|
|Complement||92 (2 dead and 90 survivors).|
|Route||Bona - Liverpool|
|History||Built as Kandahar, 1926 renamed City of Perth |
|Notes on loss|
At 00.42 hours on 26 Mar, 1943, U-431 fired three torpedoes in a one minute intervall at the convoy MKS-10 northwest of Oran and observed columns of smoke rising above the target after the first torpedo hit. Two further detonations were heard after 5 minutes 49 seconds and 6 minutes and observed more columns of smoke. However, only the City of Perth (Master John Blewitt) was hit. The vessel was taken in tow by the British armed trawler HMS Man O´War (FY 104) (Lt G.L. Coles), beached south of Cape Figalo, Algeria and became a total loss.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 3 people who were on this vessel|
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