Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage638 tons
Completed1919 - Ardrossan Dockyard & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ardrossan 
OwnerWilliam Robertson, Glasgow 
Date of attack20 Aug 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-764 (Hanskurt von Bremen)
Position50° 13'N, 0° 48'W - Grid BF 3199
Complement17 (6 dead and 11 survivors).
RouteArromanches, Normandy - Southampton 
History Completed in October 1919 as Cromarty Firth for G.T. Gillie & Co, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1923 renamed Coral for William Robertson, Glasgow. 
Notes on event

At 17.08 hours on 20 Aug 1944 the Coral (Master Donald McKinnon) in convoy ETC-72 was hit and sunk by a Gnat from U-764 southeast of St. CatherineĀ“s Point, Isle of Wight. Four crew members, one gunner and one army storekeeper were lost. The master, eight crew members and two gunners were picked up by the British merchant Roebuck and a Royal Navy motor launch and landed at Southampton.

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