S.S. BenmohrThe last journeySS Benmohr was a 6,000-ton cargo vessel owned by Ben Line Steamers of Leith, Scotland. On her last voyage she sailed from Bombay, destination Liverpool via Durban. The ship was torpedoed by the German submarine U-505 300 miles SW from Freetown, Sierra Leone and sank in deep water with no loss of life. THE…
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S.S. ColoradanThe last journeySS Coloradan was a 6,000-ton cargo vessel owned by the American Hawaiian SS Company. On her last voyage she sailed from the Persian Gulf, routed from Durban to Trinidad and then on to New York.The Attack Torpedo Report Cleaned-up sketch from Witte’s Torpedo Report showing Coloradan in lower right moving to the…
R.M.S. ORCADESThe last journeyRMS Orcades was a British passenger ship that Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd of Barrow-in-Furness built as an ocean liner in 1937. Her owner was Orient Line, which operated her between Britain and Australia 1937–39, and also as a cruise ship. The Admiralty then requisitioned her and had her converted into a troopship.Context The preparation for…
S.S. City Of CairoThe last journeyThe 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.Crew, passengers & treasure onboard She carried 296 souls of which 136 were…