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The SS Waroonga

On This Day (10th April) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

The SS Waroonga (1914-1943) The SS Waroonga was travelling to England from Halifax as part of convoy HX-231 when in the late evening of the 8th of April, U-635 torpedoed both the SS Waroonga and the SS Shillong. Both ships were able to continue until another U-Boat, U-630, fired again at each vessel.

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Shanty Festival

Perranporth SHOUT (02/04/15)

Stamp and Go’s Sea Songs and Shanty Festival The SHOUT festival will take place over three days in Perranporth from the 17th to the 19th of April. With events like Shout Sessions, the Shout at Lunchtime, the Shouting Concert and Shouting on the Beach there’s plenty of shouting for everyone!

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SS Beaverdale

On This Day (31st March) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

The SS Beaverdale (1928-1941) On this day 74 years ago, the SS Beaverdale was hit by the infamous U-48, credited with the sinking of 52 ships.

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Neutral Shores

A Recommended Good Read (19/03/15)

If you want to know about the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society’s activities in Ireland in helping survivors from vessels sunk in WWII’s Battle of the Atlantic then Mark McShane’s book, Neutral Shores, is the one for you.

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The SS Nariva

On This Day (18th March) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

The SS Nariva (1920-1943) and the SS Southern Princess (1915-1943) The SS Nariva and the SS Southern Princess were in the middle of convoy HX-229 travelling from New York to Liverpool when attacked by two German U-Boats, U-91 and U-600 on 18 March 1943.

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The SS Guido

On This Day (13th March) – WW2 Shipwreckollections

The SS Guido (1920-1943) In March 1943, the SS Guido was hunted by a wolf pack of German U-Boats 10 miles starboard as it was going from New York to Greenock. The fatal torpedo was fired from U-633 on the 8th of March.

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