The Heritage & Cultural Exchange

Photo of SS Ruperra

About This Item

Identifier

011-0001-007

Title

Photo of SS Ruperra

Description

A general cargo ship built in 1925 William Gray & Co West Hartlepool and owned by John Cory & Sons Ltd,
On the 19th October 1940 when on route from New York for Greenock and Leith in Convoy HX-79 and carrying a cargo of steel billets, scrap iron and aircraft when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-46 and sunk about 90 miles Sw of Rockall. 29 crew members and 1 gunner lost from a total crew of 36.

Type

Item

Format

.jpg

Date

1936-1937

Creator

Leslie W Hansen

Contributor

BHAC, WIMM

Rights

© Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Any request for commercial use should be referred to them.

Source

Changing Face of Cardiff Dockland exhibition

Original Format

1 photo

Physical Dimensions

295 x 210mm

Digital File

Yes

Storage Location

HCE

Citation

Leslie W Hansen, “Photo of SS Ruperra,” The Heritage & Cultural Exchange Archive, accessed December 3, 2020, https://hcearchive.org.uk/items/show/7301.