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Old 30th June 2019, 06:50
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Originally Posted by IAN M View Post
Extracted from my book, MINED COASTS.

TACOMA CITY. Steamship. 13 March 1941. In Convoy HX.110 which left Halifax on 19 February and arrived in Liverpool on 11 March. Sunk by a parachute mine which exploded beneath her in the Formby Channel of the River Mersey. Four died. Forty-one picked up by a motorboat from the training ship HMS Conway and transferred to other larger boats for landing.

ULLAPOOL. Steamship. 13 March 1941. In Convoy SC.23 which left Halifax on 18 February and arrived in Liverpool on 9 March. Struck by a parachute mine when approximately 215 1500 feet from the North End of the Princes Stage and broke in two. Fifteen died and 23 survived.
Remember well seeing the green wreck buoy while waiting for the ferry.
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