British Steam merchant
|Completed||1916 - Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||Coast Lines Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||11 Jan 1945||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-1055 (Rudolf Meyer)|
|Position||53° 19'N, 4° 48'W - Grid AM 9252|
|Complement||27 (19 dead and 8 survivors).|
|Route||London - Liverpool|
|Cargo||266 tons of steel plates|
|History||Completed in June 1916 as Lady Cloe for British & Irish SP Co Ltd, London. 1938 renamed Normandy Coast for Coast Lines Ltd, Liverpool. |
|Notes on event|
Between 16.10 and 16.40 hours on 11 Jan 1945, U-1055 attacked some ships from a just dispersed coastal convoy in the Irish Sea west of Anglesey and reported two ships sunk. A first torpedo exploded behind the Yugoslavian steam merchant Senga, while other torpedoes sank the Roanoke and Normandy Coast.
The Normandy Coast (Master Fredrick Mara) sank within two minutes, taking 18 crew members and one gunner with her. The master, five crew members and two gunners were picked up by the British patrol ship HMS PC-74 and landed at Holyhead on 12 January.
|On board||We have details of 23 people who were on board.|
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