City of Benares

DescriptionThe passenger ship was sunk by U-48 on 17 September 1940. Out of 407 people, 260 were lost, including 77 children of the Children's Overseas Reception Board (CORB) program. The ship's loss caused the CORB program to be cancelled immediately.
Year1940
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost260
Ship UseCivilian
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_City_of_Benares