British Motor merchant
|Completed||1936 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||Sir William Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||29 Jul 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-177 (Robert Gysae)|
|Position||27.20S, 52.10E - Grid KR 5726|
|Complement||43 (37 dead and 6 survivors).|
|Route||Lourenço Marques - Durban (22 Jul) - Aden - Suez|
|Cargo||9600 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in November 1936 |
|Notes on event|
At 09.00 hours on 29 Jul, 1943, the Cornish City (Master Henry Thomas Isaac), dispersed from convoy DN-53, was hit amidships by one of two torpedoes from U-177 and sank within one minute southeast of Madagascar. The master, 31 crew members and five gunners were lost. Five crew members and one gunner rescued themselves on rafts, were questioned by the Germans and later picked up by HMAS Nizam (G 38) (Cdr C.H. Brooks, RAN) and landed at Port Louis, Mauritius.
|On board||We have details of 38 people who were on board.|
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