James Egan Layne Wreck

UK, England, South West
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7.176 ton US Liberty ship, built 1944. 441ftx57ft. 2500hp triple-expansion engines. Armed: Bow and stern guns, plus 5 AA. 4.500 tons war supplies, tank parts, lorries, jeeps, railway rolling stock, US Army engineers' stores, New York for Ghent, via Barry. Sunk: 21 March, 1945, after hit in starboard side by torpedo from U-1195. Beached after being towed by Admiralty tugs into Whitsand Bay. Source: www.wrecksite.eu Whitsand Bay, Plymouth James Egan Layne Wreck is also known as James Eagan Layne SS.
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