H.M.S. CARINTHIA SUNK
A CONVERTED CUNARDER
The Secretary of the Admiralty regrets to announce that H.M.S. Carinthia Captain J. F. B. Barrett, R.N, armed merchant cruiser was torpedoed by a U-boat and subsequently sunk. Two officers and two ratings lost their lives
when the ship was hit. The next of kin have been informed. The remainder of the officers and ship's company have been
Survivors arrived at a British port on Saturday and described how the Carinthia replied with all her guns to the submarine. One of the men Was badly injured add has been taken to hospital suffering from pneumonia which he contracted after the ship went down.
The Carinthia was a 20,000-ton Cunarder built in 1925. With some 50 others she was taken up for naval service at the beginning of the war armed and commissioned as a man- of-war.
The Times, Monday, Jun 10, 1940
Torpedoed 30 miles west of the Aran Islands Galway , she later sank Off Tory Island Co Donegal.