DOS releases new footage of the S.S. City Of Cairo
HD video footage of the wreck S.S. City Of Cairo, laying at 5150m. She was discovered by Deep Ocean Search in 2012.
The SS City of Cairo (Captain William Rogerson) was a mixed cargo and passenger ship belonging to Ellerman Lines and was on a voyage from Bombay to England, via Cape Town and Recife, Brazil, unescorted, in late 1942.
She carried 296 souls of which 136 were passengers and a mixed cargo including some 100 tons of silver coins belonging to the UK Treasury.
She was spotted by U-68 on the 6th of November 1942 and torpedoed at 20:30 hrs. A second torpedo was fired 10 minutes after the first and the ship sank a few minutes later.