Cape of Good Hope
British Motor merchant
|Name||Cape of Good Hope|
|Completed||1925 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Lyle Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||11 May 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-502 (Jürgen von Rosenstiel)|
|Position||22° 48'N, 58° 43'W - Grid DP 46|
|Complement||37 (0 dead and 37 survivors).|
|Route||New York (5 May) - Capetown - Basrah - Bandar Shapur - Abadan|
|Cargo||7500 tons of general and military cargo|
|History||Completed in June 1925 |
|Notes on event|
At 19.43 hours on 11 May 1942 the unescorted Cape of Good Hope (Master Alexander Campbell) was torpedoed and sunk by gunfire by U-502 northeast of the Virgin Islands. The boat of the master with 18 survivors landed on Tortola, Virgin Islands on 24 May. The boat of the chief officer with 19 survivors landed after 18 days at Burgentra near Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
|On board||We have details of 24 people who were on board.|
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