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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Cape Rodney   British  Atlantic  1941 

Cape Rodney : 
Owner Cape of Good Hope Motorship Co. Ltd. 
Flag British  Builder Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
Port Glasgow  Build Date 1940 
Official No 165984  Material Steel 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 2672 / 4512 
Ship type Motor Vessel  Dimensions 411.8 ft | 54.2 ft | 23.8 ft
Ships Role  General Cargo  Rigging Style   
Super Structure
1 Deck
1 Shelter Deck
Forecastle 36 ft. 
Hull
7 Bulk heads
Cruiser Stern
Flat Keel. 
Machinery
Triple expansion 3cyl engine, (22, 36 & 55 - 45in), 220lb, 448hp.
Two single ended boilers,1 Auxiliary boiler.
Single screw.
Engine built by By Rankin & Blackmore, Greenock. 
 
Wreck Location Approx 80nm off shore Atlantic 
Date Lost 09/08/1941  Captain Peter Allan Wallace 
Cause Torpedoed  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
Google Map Location
 
 
History

Torpedoed by U-75 on the 5th of August, taken under tow but sank at approx 52,44n / 11,41w on the 9th.

 
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