Ships hit by U-boats

Monmouth Coast

British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Paul Johnson Collection

NameMonmouth Coast
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage878 tons
Completed1924 - Ayrshire Dockyard Co Ltd, Irvine 
OwnerCoast Lines Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack24 Apr 1945Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-1305 (Helmuth Christiansen)
Position55° 21'N, 8° 05'W - Grid AM 5616
Complement17 (16 dead and 1 survivor).
RouteSligo, Ireland - Liverpool 
Cargo841 tons of barytes (sulphate) 
History Completed in March 1924 as Grania for M. Murphy Ltd (Sir Alfred H. Read), Dublin. 1933 renamed Monmouth Coast for Coast Lines Ltd, Liverpool. 
Notes on event

At 14.14 hours on 24 April 1945 the unescorted Monmouth Coast (Master Albert Henry Standen) was torpedoed and sunk by U-1305 about 7 miles northeast of Tory Island. The master, 13 crew members and two gunners were lost. The sole survivor, messroom boy Derek Cragg, was rescued by a Irish fishing boat and landed at Arranmore Island on 26 April.

On boardWe have details of 17 people who were on board

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