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From Liverpool Evening Express, 17 February 1941
Rank: Cabin Boy
Date of Death: 29/12/1940
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy, S.S. "Carlton" (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
Panel Reference: Panel 23.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of David and Euphemia George, of Bootle, Lancashire.
panel from Tower Hill Memorial
UK, Merchant Seamen Deaths, 1939 -1953
Name: Thomas George
Birth Date: abt 1924
Birth Place: Liverpool, England
Death Date: 29 Dec 1940
Death Place: At Sea
Card says died on 29th Dec from an action on 20th Dec
On December 3rd 1940, the Italian submarine PIETRO CALVI departed Bordeaux lurking off the coast of Ireland. On December 20th, after a violent clash, she sank the British armed steamer SS CARLTON (5162 grt.) from convoy OB-260.
CARLTON, shelling the submarine, tried to ram the PIETRO CALVI, but failed and was finally torpedoed.
The entire crew of 35 men abandoned the ship in two lifeboats, but one capsized. The remaining lifeboat was found, 18 days later, with only 4 survivors.
Also included here - Shipping Company Losses of the Second World War
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