British Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - W. Gray & Co, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Ellerman Lines Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||15 Sep 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-514 (Hans-Jürgen Auffermann)|
|Position||11° 05'N, 60° 46'W - Grid ED 9952|
|Complement||74 (21 dead and 53 survivors).|
|Route||Diego Suarez, Madagascar - Capetown (22 Aug) - Trinidad - Baltimore|
|Cargo||2000 tons of chrome ore|
|History||Completed in April 1918 |
|Notes on event|
At 15.17 hours on 15 September 1942 the unescorted Kioto (Master Arthur Lloyd Beckett) was torpedoed by U-514 east of Tobago. The ship went aground at Columbus Point, Tobago, after being again torpedoed at 15.24 hours. At 01.32 hours on 16 September the U-boat fired 20 shells into the ship, which caught fire and completely burned out. 19 crew members and two gunners were lost. The master, 50 crew members and two gunners were rescued by the Trinidad government ship Trinidad and landed at Scarborough, Tobago.
|On board||We have details of 26 people who were on board.|
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