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War Midge

Names and owners




1919 War Midge British Government
1919 Romeo Ellerman Lines Ltd.
1927 City of Guildford Ellerman Lines Ltd.


The steamship City of Guildford was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Libya by the German submarine U-593 (O.L. Gerd Kelbling), on March 27th, 1943. The ship was on a voyage from Alexandria to Tripoli with a cargo of avaiation fuel and munitions. Seventy crew, eleven Gunners and 48 Army personnel were lost. Master Clifford Collard.

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