HMT Orcades



DescriptionOn 10 October 1942, after leaving Capetown, the British troop ship was torpedoed and sunk by U-172 off the Cape of Good Hope. 45 of her 1,067 crew and passengers were killed.
Year1942
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost45
Ship UseMilitary
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Orcades_(1937)