Ships hit by U-boats


Munster

British Motor passenger ship



NameMunster
Type:Motor passenger ship
Tonnage4,305 tons
Completed1938 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast 
OwnerCoast Lines Ltd, Liverpool 
HomeportDublin 
Date of attack7 Feb 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-30 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)
Position53° 36'N, 3° 24'W - Grid AM 9324
Complement235 (0 dead and 235 survivors).
Convoy
RouteBelfast - Liverpool 
CargoGeneral cargo, including eggs, animal gut, poultry, thread and textiles 
History Completed in February 1938 
Notes on event

About 06.00 hours on 7 Feb 1940 the Munster (Master William James Paisley) struck a mine laid on 6 January by U-30 in the Queens Channel and sank near Mersey Light. The master, 44 crew members and 190 passengers were picked up by the British coaster Ringwall and landed at Liverpool.

 
On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

Location of attack on Munster.

ship sunk.


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