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|Completed||1927 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Sir William Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||19 Sep 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-156 (Werner Hartenstein)|
|Position||2° 12'S, 17° 36'W - Grid FE 4925|
|Complement||42 (1 dead and 41 survivors).|
|Route||Alexandria - Capetown (3 Sep) - Freetown - UK|
|Cargo||6600 tons of general cargo and cotton|
|History||Completed in December 1927 |
|Notes on event|
At 15.46 hours on 19 September 1942 the unescorted Quebec City (Master William Caradoc Thomas) was hit by one torpedo from U-156 north-northwest of the Ascension Island. The U-boat sank the ship with seven rounds from the deck gun and 58 rounds from the 37mm AA gun. One crew member was lost. The master, 37 crew members and three gunners were picked up by HMS Decoy (H 75) (LtCdr G.I.M. Balfour, RN) and landed at Freetown.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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