British Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Ardrossan Dockyard & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ardrossan|
|Owner||Coast Lines Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||9 Nov 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-24 (Harald Jeppener-Haltenhoff)|
|Position||54° 51'N, 1° 16'W - Grid AN 5495|
|Complement||17 (2 dead and 15 survivors).|
|Route||Kirkcaldy - Methil (3 Nov) – London|
|Cargo||1000 tons of general cargo, including granite curb-stones and rolls of linoleum|
|History||Laid down as Norwegian Svanfos, completed in December 1921 as Langfjord for A/S Den Norske Amerikalinje, Oslo. 1921 renamed Nova for Det Bergenske D/S, Bergen. 1922 sold to Britain and renamed Carmarthen Coast. |
|Notes on event|
At 07.20 hours on 9 Nov 1939 the Carmarthen Coast (Master J.O. Rowlands) struck a mine, laid on 26 October by U-24 and sank by the stern after about ten minutes about 3 miles east of Seaham harbor. Two crew members on watch below were killed and six men injured. The master and 14 crew members abandoned ship in the starboard lifeboat within five minutes and were rescued by the Seaham Lifeboat, reaching the shore after about one and a half hours.
|On board||We have details of 17 people who were on board.|
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