Cardita (2)

About

Completed 1931 as Cardita for Anglo-Saxon. 31-12-1941 torpedoed and sunk by U87. Voyage Curacao Shell Haven. Picture Russell Priest.

Information
IMO number
1162633
Call sign
GPWQ
Construction number
1453
Tonnage
12.650 ton
Beam
18m
Length overall
147m
Year of construction
1931
Year of renaming/broken up
1941
Service for Shell
1931 to 1941
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
09/25/2017 - 11:13 Robert Bruce

In 1941Captain Robert Laurence Bruce of South Shields, Captain of the S.S. Cardita received the OBE in recognition of his gallantry and fine seamanship in action against an enemy submarine which they sank and for saving a significant number of merchant seamen from ships previously sunk by the submarine. Would be grateful to anyone who can add to this story.