British Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - Ayrshire Dockyard Co Ltd, Irvine|
|Owner||Coast Lines Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||24 Apr 1945||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-1305 (Helmuth Christiansen)|
|Position||Grid AM 5616|
|Complement||17 (16 dead and 1 survivor).|
|Route||Sligo, Ireland - Liverpool|
|Cargo||841 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 loss|
At 14.14 hours on 24 Apr, 1945, the unescorted Monmouth Coast (Master Albert Henry Standen) was torpedoed and sunk by U-1305 about 80 miles from Sligo. The master, 13 crew members and two gunners were lost. The sole survivor, messroom boy Derek Cragg, was rescued by Irish fishermen.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 17 people who were on this vessel|
* Estimated position shown here is based on positions of losses in a roughly the same German grid code. It may be a bit off but should give a good idea as to where the attack took place.
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