MV Nottingham (1941)

Name: MV Nottingham (1941)
Owner: 1941: New Zealand Shipping Company
Operator: 1941: New Zealand Shipping Company
Port of registry: New Zealand
Builder: Alexander Stephen and Sons
Yard number: 576
Launched: 12 August 1941
Out of service: 7 November 1941
Fate: Torpedoed and sunk
General characteristics
Type: Diesel
Tonnage: 8,532 GT
Length: 457.5 ft (139.4 m)
Beam: 60.3 ft (18.4 m)
Draught: 35.6 ft (10.9 m)
Speed: 15 Knots

MV Nottingham (1941) was a passenger and cargo vessel operated by the New Zealand Shipping Company in 1941.

In service

She was spotted by the German submarine U-74 on 7 November 1941. Nottingham tried to ram the U-boat but the attack was unsuccessful and the ship was torpedoed and sunk[1]

It was her first voyage from Glasgow to New York. There were no survivors. She was carrying a cargo of Scotch Whisky.[2]


The persons lost are commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, panel 74.


  1. U-boat Operations of the Second World War: Career histories, U1-U510. Kenneth G. Wynn – 1997
  2. The St. Petersburg Times, 15 November 1941

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Coordinates: 53°24′N 31°51′W / 53.400°N 31.850°W / 53.400; -31.850

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