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Nordeflinge - Lives lost 1944

Owners: 1942 Constants (South Wales) Ltd (H Constant) Cardiff

Master: 1944 GG Maunder.

On a voyage from Cardiff via Gibraltar, outward from Gibraltar for Taranto with a cargo of coal Nordeflinge was bombed by German aircraft & sank about 40 miles NE of Algiers on 30 May 1944. 12 lives lost.

Lives lost May 1944: August, William, cook, 46, Cardiff; Bin Ahmad, able seaman, 47; Evans, Frank Aubrey, chief engineer, 51, Penarth, Glamorgan; Glasgow, Gordon, deckhand, 25; Hassan, Abdullah, donkeyman, 41; Hamilton, George Alexander, able seaman, 18, Shoreditch, London; Jeffers, Reynold Gladstone, able seaman, 46, Kingston, Jamaica; Prickett, Gwynfred Ellis Creswell, 2nd engineer, 28; Stewart, James Taylor, 1st radio officer, 23; Ulla Arobe, fireman/trimmer, 21; Ullah Hossain, fireman/trimmer, 33; Ullah Leakot, fireman/trimmer, 32.

Survivors May 1944: Aubrey, Frank, chief engineer; Creswell, Gwynfred Ellis, 2nd engineer; Maunder, GG, master.

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