City of Paris
British Steam passenger ship
|Name||City of Paris|
|Type:||Steam passenger ship|
|Completed||1922 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland|
|Owner||Ellerman Lines Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||16 Sep 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-13 (Karl Daublebsky von Eichhain)|
|Position||52° 14'N, 1° 43'E - Grid AN 7668|
|Complement||139 (1 dead and 138 survivors).|
|Route||London (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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