British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow|
|Owner||P. & O. Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||30 Sep 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-516 (Gerhard Wiebe)|
|Position||7° 09'N, 54° 23'W - Grid EO 5367|
|Complement||83 (10 dead and 73 survivors).|
|Route||Alexandria - Capetown (6 Sep) - Trinidad - New York|
|Cargo||1500 tons of chrome ore and 400 tons of olive oil|
|History||Completed in July 1920 |
|Notes on event|
At 04.10 hours on 30 Sep 1942 the unescorted Alipore (Master Ernest Lee) was torpedoed and sunk by gunfire by U-516 northeast of Georgetown, British Guiana. Ten crew members were lost. The master, 68 crew members and four gunners in the lifeboats were taken in tow by the fishing schooner United Eagle of Georgetown where they landed.
|On board||We have details of 17 people who were on board.|
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