Ships hit by U-boats

City of Paris

British Steam passenger ship

Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

NameCity of Paris
Type:Steam passenger ship
Tonnage10,902 tons
Completed1922 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland 
OwnerEllerman Lines Ltd, London 
Date of attack16 Sep 1939Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-13 (Karl Daublebsky von Eichhain)
Position52° 14'N, 1° 43'E - Grid AN 7668
Complement139 (1 dead and 138 survivors).
RouteLondon (14 Sep) - Southend 
History Completed in February 1922

After September 1945 used as accommodiation ship. Served again as troopship for a short time in 1946 and was then returned to owner. Broken up at Newport in February 1956. 
Notes on event

On 16 Sep 1939 the City of Paris was damaged by a mine laid on 4 September by U-13 3.5 miles east-northeast of Aldeburgh. One crew member was lost. The disabled ship was towed to Tilbury by the British tugs Contest and Atlantic Cock.

The City of Paris was repaired for a month and returned to service. After 1940 she was used as troopship and 1944 converted to personnel ship.


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