RMS Empress of Britain



DescriptionOn 26 October 1940, about 70 nautical miles (130 km) northwest of Ireland along the west coast, German aircraft attacked the British troopship three times, strafing her and hitting her with two 250 kilograms (550 lb) bombs. The attack set her afire and without power. On 27 October, while under tow, she was torpedoed by German submarine U-32. She sank the next day, 28 October. Of 623 aboard, 45 were killed.
Year1940
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/RMS_Empress_of_Britain_(1931)