British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack|
|Owner||Federal Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||24 Aug 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-57 (Erich Topp)|
|Position||55° 44'N, 7° 32'W - Grid AM 5392|
|Complement||58 (4 dead and 54 survivors).|
|Route||Glasgow - Liverpool - Curaçao - Panama - Port Chalmers, New Zealand|
|Cargo||9000 tons of general cargo, including metal|
|History||Completed in August 1920 as Wendland for Hamburg-Amerika Linie (HAPAG), Hamburg. 1921 transferred to Britain as war reparation and 1922 renamed Cumberland for Federal Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London. |
|Notes on event|
The Cumberland (Master Edwin Arthur J. Williams) remained afloat and tried to reach port, but sank 8 miles 5° from Inishtrahull. Four crew members were lost. The master and 53 crew members landed at Moville, Co. Donegal.
|On board||We have details of 6 people who were on board.|
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