British Motor merchant
|Completed||1929 - Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||20 Sep 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-111 (Wilhelm Kleinschmidt)|
|Position||2° 00'S, 25° 30'W - Grid FD 45|
|Complement||77 (57 dead and 20 survivors).|
|Route||Bombay - Capetown - Trinidad - Liverpool|
|Cargo||11.156 tons of general cargo, including manganese ore and pig iron|
|History||Prince Line Ltd |
|Notes on event|
On 20 Sep 1941 the unescorted Cingalese Prince (Master John Smith) was torpedoed and sunk by U-111 east-southeast of St.Paul Rocks. The master, 48 crew members and eight gunners were lost. 15 crew members and three gunners were rescued after 12 days by the Spanish merchant Castillo Montjuich and landed at St.Vincent, Cape Verde Islands. One crew member was picked up by the British sloop HMS Weston (L 72) (Cdr J.G. Sutton) and one officer by the British sloop HMS Londonderry (L 76) (Cdr J.S. Dalison) and landed at Londonderry on 3 November.
|On board||We have details of 57 people who were on board.|
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