Ships hit by U-boats

Norfolk Coast

British Motor merchant

NameNorfolk Coast
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage646 tons
Completed1937 - Ardrossan Dockyard & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ardrossan 
OwnerCoast Lines Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack28 Feb 1945Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-1302 (Wolfgang Herwartz)
Position51° 58'N, 5° 25'W - Grid AM 9811
Complement13 (7 dead and 6 survivors).
RouteCardiff - Liverpool 
CargoGeneral cargo 
History Completed in November 1937 
Notes on event

On 28 Feb 1945 the Norfolk Coast (Master Thomas Humphreys) was torpedoed and sunk by U-1302 southwest of Strumble Head. Six crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, four crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMCS Moosejaw (K 164) (T/Lt A. Harvey, RCNR) and landed at Fishguard.

On boardWe have details of 8 people who were on board

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