Civil Plane

A civil plane en route from the Isles of Scilly to Penzance was lost. The passengers were the secretary to the Director General of the Ministry of Information and her family.

U-247

Sunk 1 Sept, 1944 in the Channel near Lands End, in position 49.54N, 05.49W, by depth charges from the Canadian frigates HMCS St John and Swansea. 52 dead (all hands lost).

U-1209

Scuttled 18 Dec, 1944 in the Channel near the Scilly Isles, in position 49.57N, 05.47W, after hitting Wolf Rock. 9 dead and 44 survivors.

U-1199

Sunk 21 Jan, 1945 in the Channel near the Scilly Isles, in position 49.57N, 05.42W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Icarus and the corvette Mignonette. 48 dead and 1 survivor.

Oriskany, U-1208 and U-480

Oriskany was attacked off the Islands by 11 Flottille, a German combat submarine unit based in Norway, and sank after a strike by U-480.

Oriskany * Job: Fruit carrying vessel * Shipping Company: M Nemazee, Panama * Date of incident: 24 February 1945 * Sank by: Hit by U-480, “off the Islands”

1208: Sunk 24 Feb, 1945 in the English Channel south-east of Isles of Scilly, in position 49.51.783N, 06.06.750W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Duckworth and Rowly. 49 dead (all hands lost).

480: Sunk 24 Feb, 1945 in the English Channel south-east of Isles of Scilly, in position 49.51.783N, 06.06.750W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Duckworth and Rowly. That attack sank the U-1208 instead. The boat apparently sank 10 miles to the south-east of the Isles of Scilly. This boat has possibly been located by a diver but I have yet to confirm it. According to Lloyds Register of Shipping its position is 49.51.47N, 06.06.45W.

U-681

Sunk at 0930hrs on 10 March, 1945 in the English Channel west of Isles of Scilly, in position 49.52.433N, 06.38.633W, by depth charges from a US Liberator aircraft (VPB-103). 11 dead and 38 survivors.

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