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I have a DKiG group to a German torpedo bomber pilot who sank 7-8 allied merchant ships in the med during the war. in the papers are the dates and locations of the sinkings.

So far I have managed to find sweet fanny adams about the ships.....

Does anyone know anyone who could research these?

is there an online list of ships that went down?



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You need to pop along to the PRO at Kew one afternoon after taking Whiskey out for his walk and look up the "ships' movements cards" (BT 389 I think).

My step-grandfather was a merchant seaman who was nabbed/volunteered as a TX 124 man, I have the details for the ships he was on before he became TX 124. They show each port of call.


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My late dad-in-law was one of them sunk by U-boats and I did a little research years ago. The National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, England - the place with the "mean time" - has a whole website full of research bases and links. Hope this helps.

Peter :blush:

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I've got an officially published (1920s) British list for World War ONE-- surprised HMSO never got out the same for WW TWO.

The Germans had their own Merchant Marine losses done in 1954-- got that one too.

It would amaze me if there isn't a full list out there somewhere. If not, there needs to be! :beer:

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There is a book listing all British vessels lost at sea between 1939 and 1945,

it's titled,(believe it or not!) 'British Vessels Lost At Sea 1939-45'.

D'Oh! Those madcap Brits and their whimsical use of language! :cheeky:

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