City of Corinth
British Steam merchant
|Name||City of Corinth|
|Completed||1918 - W. Gray & Co, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Ellerman Lines Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||17 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-508 (Georg Staats)|
|Position||10° 55'N, 61° 01'W - Grid ED 9949|
|Complement||87 (11 dead and 76 survivors).|
|Route||Calcutta - Capetown - Pernambuco (7 Nov) - Trinidad - UK|
|Cargo||8300 tons of general cargo, including tea, linseed and pig iron|
|History||Completed in January 1918 |
|Notes on event|
At 08.54 hours on 17 Nov 1942 the unescorted City of Corinth (Master George Johnston Law) was torpedoed by U-508 north of Trinidad. The vessel foundered later in 10°52´30N/61°03´30W. Eleven crew members were lost. The master, 69 crew members and six gunners were picked up by the American submarine chaser USS PC-536 and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad.
|On board||We have details of 15 people who were on board.|
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