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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Carinthia   British  Tory Island Co Donegal  1940 

Carinthia : 
Owner Cunard White Star Line 
Flag British  Builder Vickers Armstrong & Co.Barrow 
Port Liverpool  Build Date 1925 
Official No 147318  Material Steel 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 20277 / 14281 / 11971 
Ship type Steam Ship  Dimensions 600.7 | 73.8 | 40.7
Ships Role  Passenger/Cargo  Rigging Style   
Super Structure
Wreck Location 35 Miles Off Tory Island Co Donegal 
Date Lost 06/06/1940  Captain J. F. B. Barrett 
Cause Torpedoed  Crew Lost
Position   Passengers Lost   
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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 saved.

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.

Record Created on  23/06/2009
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