Ships hit by U-boats

Normandy Coast

British Steam merchant

Normandy Coast under her former name Lady Cloe

NameNormandy Coast
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,428 tons
Completed1916 - Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough 
OwnerCoast Lines Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack11 Jan 1945Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-1055 (Rudolf Meyer)
Position53° 19'N, 4° 48'W - Grid AM 9252
Complement27 (19 dead and 8 survivors).
RouteLondon - Liverpool 
Cargo266 tons of steel plates 
History Completed in June 1916 as Lady Cloe for British & Irish SP Co Ltd, London. 1938 renamed Normandy Coast for Coast Lines Ltd, Liverpool. 
Notes on event

Between 16.10 and 16.40 hours on 11 Jan 1945, U-1055 attacked some ships from a just dispersed coastal convoy in the Irish Sea west of Anglesey and reported two ships sunk. A first torpedo exploded behind the Yugoslavian steam merchant Senga, while other torpedoes sank the Roanoke and Normandy Coast.

The Normandy Coast (Master Fredrick Mara) sank within two minutes, taking 18 crew members and one gunner with her. The master, five crew members and two gunners were picked up by the British patrol ship HMS PC-74 and landed at Holyhead on 12 January.

On boardWe have details of 23 people who were on board

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