City of Sydney
This is incredible. I have just been in touch with a survivor of the ss Corchester and he related what happened.
It was 7.30am Sunday morning 19th February 1956. The weather as has been stated was absolutely vile,howling gale,blizzard conditions,visibility practically zero (who would go to sea) off the Norfolk coast when the 'Sydney' collided or rather sliced thro' taking away the Focsle where crew members, my cousin included, were probably still sleeping and hopefully didn't know too much about it. He tells me there were 14 lives lost.
I would be absolutely delighted if you would send the photo copies etc.
I shall e-mail my address. Please let me know you received it ok.
Again many thanks.