Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,080 tons
Completed1929 - Northumberland Shipbuilding Co (1927) Ltd, Howden-on-Tyne 
OwnerJoseph Constantine SS Line Ltd, Middlesbrough 
Date of attack17 Dec 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-515 (Werner Henke)
Position5° 57'N, 1° 43'E - Grid EV 6711
Complement48 (0 dead and 48 survivors).
RouteForcados - Lagos (12 Dec) - Takoradi - UK 
Cargo7400 tons of cotton and groundnuts 
History Completed in May 1929 
Notes on event

At 20.20 hours on 17 Dec 1943 the unescorted Kingswood (Master Frederick H. Parmee) was hit by one of two torpedoes fired by U-515 southwest of Kotonu, Dahomey in the Bight of Benin. The ship was sunk by a coup de grĂ¢ce at 20.28 hours. The master, 40 crew members and seven gunners landed 10 miles west of Dahomey on 19 December.

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