British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Sir William Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||3 Dec 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-140 (Hans-Peter Hinsch)|
|Position||55° 27'N, 8° 45'W - Grid AM 5532|
|Complement||43 (43 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||New York (17 Nov) - Halifax (21 Nov) - London|
|History||Completed in December 1929 |
|Notes on event|
At 21.42 hours on 3 December 1940 the unescorted Victoria City (Master Alfred Longstaff), a straggler from convoy HX-90, was hit on port side underneath the bridge by one G7a torpedo from U-140 and sank by the bow within 15 seconds about 20 miles north-northwest of Tory Island. The master and 42 crew members were lost.
|On board||We have details of 43 people who were on board.|
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