Daily Event for July 26, 2011

In July of 1940 the Germans had just occupied France and the low countries giving them access to bases along the English Channel and the North Sea. From these bases they launched attacks against British shipping, laid mines and even attacked coastal towns. On July 25, 1940 German aircraft attacked CW-8, a coastal convoy in the English Channel sinking five ships, the next day, July 26, 1940 the 1st S-Boat Flotilla continued the attack.

At least three Schnellboote (known to the British as E-Boats or Enemy Boats), attacked the remaining sixteen ships, three were lost before the Germans could be driven off. It is difficult to determine which S-boat sank which ship, but the S-boats involved were S-19, S-20 and S-27. The ships sunk were Broadhurst, London Trader and Lulonga. Six men were also lost. The survivors were picked up by other ships in the convoy.
© 2011 Michael W. Pocock

Roll of Honour
In memory of those who lost their lives in
SS Broadhurst, SS London Trader & SS Lulonga
"As long as we embrace them in our memory, their spirit will always be with us"

Banks, Alexander R.
Ordinary Seaman
Branch, George E.
Brown, Frederick
2nd Officer
London Trader
Chapman, Sidney
Able Seaman
Keeling, William
Prentice, Robert
1st Mate

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