Ships hit by U-boats

City of Ripon

British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

NameCity of Ripon
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage6,368 tons
Completed1915 - Russell & Co, Port Glasgow 
OwnerEllerman´s Wilson Line Ltd, Hull 
Date of attack11 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-160 (Georg Lassen)
Position8° 40'N, 59° 20'W - Grid EO 1574
Complement78 (56 dead and 22 survivors).
RoutePort Said - Capetown (18 Oct) - Trinidad - New York 
Cargo2000 tons of sand as ballast 
History Completed in November 1915 as Lepanto for T. Wilson, Sons & Co Ltd, Hull. 1934 renamed City of Ripon for Ellerman´s Wilson Line Ltd, Hull. 
Notes on event

At 08.01 hours on 11 Nov 1942 the unescorted City of Ripon (Master John Edward Robinson) was hit aft by one torpedo from U-160 and sank after being hit by two coups de grâce at 08.11 hours about 90 miles northwest of Georgetown, British Guiana. 52 crew members and four gunners were lost. The master, 18 crew members and three gunners were picked up by the Brazilian steam merchant Midosi and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad.

On boardWe have details of 66 people who were on board

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