British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Charles Hill & Sons, Bristol|
|Owner||Charles Hill & Sons, Bristol|
|Date of attack||5 May 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-358 (Rolf Manke)|
|Position||54° 00'N, 43° 55'W - Grid AJ 6517|
|Complement||44 (15 dead and 29 survivors).|
|Route||Bristol - Milford Haven (21 Apr) - New York|
|Cargo||2500 tons of general cargo, including china clay|
|History||Completed in March 1920 |
|Notes on event|
At 04.22 and 04.28 hours on 5 May 1943, U-358 fired torpedoes at convoy ONS-5 south of Cape Farewell and observed two ships sinking. In fact, the Bristol City sank after 20 minutes and the Wentworth remained afloat and sank later that morning.
Eleven crew members and four gunners from Bristol City (Master Arthur Llewellyn Webb) were lost. The master, 25 crew members and three gunners were picked up by HMS Loosestrife (K 105) (Lt H.A. Stonehouse, RNR) and landed at St. John’s, Newfoundland on 9 May.
|On board||We have details of 17 people who were on board.|
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