Ships hit by U-boats

Empire City

British Motor merchant

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NameEmpire City
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage7,295 tons
Completed1943 - Wm. Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerAndrew Weir & Co, London 
Date of attack6 Aug 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-198 (Burkhard Heusinger von Waldegg)
Position11° 33'S, 41° 25'E - Grid LT 5839
Complement50 (2 dead and 48 survivors).
ConvoyDKA-21 (dispersed)
RouteLourenço Marques (31 Jul) - Aden - Port Said 
Cargo8403 tons of coal 
History Completed in November 1943 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 00.59 hours on 6 August 1944 the unescorted Empire City (Master Bernard Henry Jackson), dispersed from convoy DKA-21, was torpedoed and sunk by U-198 east of Mocimboa, Portuguese East Africa. Two crew members were lost. The master, 37 crew members and ten gunners made landfall in three lifeboats at Pekawi, Portuguese East Africa.

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