British Motor merchant
|Completed||1937 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland|
|Owner||Port Line Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||27 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-516 (Gerhard Wiebe)|
|Position||51° 44'N, 22° 18'W - Grid AL 8728|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||La Plata - Buenos Aires - Montevideo (9 Aug) - Liverpool|
|Cargo||Refrigerated and general cargo|
|History||Completed in January 1937|
In 1952 the Port Jackson had to put into Table Bay where a smoldering fire in her cargo was extinguished after eight days. 1967 sold to Embajada Cia Naveira SA (K. Stergiopulos) and renamed Legation for one final commercial voyage to the Far East, where she was sold for scrap and broken up at Kure in April 1967. Her bell was presented to the Sydney Marine Underwriters & Salvage Association.
|Notes on event|
At 02.54 hours on 27 Aug 1942, U-516 missed the unescorted Port Jackson (Master George Leonard Hazlewood) with a spread of four torpedoes about 480 miles west of Cape Clear and then opened fire with the deck gun. The U-boat fired 14 rounds but had then to break off the attack due to the accurate return fire from the ship. She had been hit by two rounds that started a small fire, but managed to escape at full speed (over 16 knots) into haze and arrived safely at Liverpool on 29 August.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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