Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage8,652 tons
Completed1920 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerT. & J. Brocklebank Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack17 Jul 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-57 (Erich Topp)
Position58° 41'N, 5° 14'W - Grid AM 3662
Complement79 (14 dead and 65 survivors).
RouteBaltimore - Halifax - London 
CargoGeneral cargo, including iron, steel, lumber, copper and zinc slabs 
History Completed in September 1920 
Notes on event

At 22.22 hours on 17 July 1940 the Manipur (Master Raymond Mallett) in convoy HX-55A was torpedoed and sunk by U-57 eight miles northwest of Cape Wrath. 13 crew members and one gunner were lost. The master and 64 crew members were picked up by HMCS Skeena (D 59) (LtCdr J.C. Hibbard, RCN) and landed at Rosyth.

On boardWe have details of 15 people who were on board

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