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|Completed||1924 - Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Howden-on-Tyne|
|Owner||R.E. Morel & Co Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||11 Jun 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-94 (Otto Ites)|
|Position||49° 50'N, 41° 37'W - Grid BC 3542|
|Complement||48 (2 dead and 46 survivors).|
|Route||Immingham - Loch Ewe - Father Point - Sydney|
|History||Completed in August 1924 |
|Notes on event|
At 14.46 hours on 11 June 1942 the unescorted Pontypridd (Master Herbert Vivian Bradley Morden), a straggler from convoy ONS-100, was hit in the bow by one torpedo from U-569 (Hinsch) and buckled amidships after being hit by a coup de grâce from the same U-boat.
At 16.06 hours, U-94 fired a coup de grâce at the abandoned Pontypridd, which sank at 17.07 hours northeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland. Two crew members were lost. The master was taken prisoner by U-569, landed at La Pallice on 28 June and was taken to the POW camp Milag Nord. 42 crew members and three gunners were picked up by HMCS Chambly (K 116) (Cdr J.D. Prentice, RCN) and landed at St. John’s.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for Pontypridd
|11 Jun 1942||U-569||Kptlt. Hans-Peter Hinsch||Damaged||4,458|
|11 Jun 1942||U-94||Oblt. Otto Ites||Sunk||4,458|
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