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||55° 21'N, 8° 05'W - 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 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 board||We have details of 17 people who were on board.|
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