SS City of Paris

The SS City of Paris was on its way back from India with cargo and 13 passengers en route to Marseilles. On 4 April 1917 after receiving several coded messages that enemy submarines were in the area she was torpedoed by U35 off Cap d'Antibes. The submarine surfaced called for the Captain, who could not be found. She then opened fire on the ship before sinking it with a second torpedo. Only life boats with the dead were found and a total of 122 died.

Men with Lewisham connections lost on SS City of Paris:

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There is a memorial in the Cemetery of Imperia Porto Maurizio - Liguria - Italy

Translation and photograph provided by Serena Lavagna

Unknown English sailors of the steamship "City de Paris", torpedoed in 1915 in the waters of Imperia - The City of Imperia in memory of

Although it does say 1915 there was only 1 SS City of Paris built in Glasgow 1907 and torpedoed in 1917.


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