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"CITY OF BENARES" -

Built: Barclay Curle, Glasgow; 1936. 11,081 grt, 7,758 net Single screw, geared turbines, 15 knots (17kts max), coal fired. Passengers; 219 in one class. Crew; 180. Employed on Liverpool - Bombay service Ellerman City Line Ltd.

  • 17th September 1940 sunk by torpedo from German submarine U 48.
  • Passage: Liverpool to Canada with 191 passengers including 90 children & 10 escorts
  • Convoy: 19 ship, 8 knot convoy. City of Benares was Commodore Ship
  • Crew: 209
  • Convoy Staff 6
  • Casualties: 121 crew, 51 passengers, 77 children and six escorts lost..
  • Armament: .
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