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SS Bristol Ciity in WW1 & WW2 New

Charles Hill & Son, Albion Dockyard Bristol. Convoy ONS5 was the turning point in the Battle of the Atlantic and although 13 merchant ships were sunk and 142 seamen killed. The U-Boats of which there were at one time over 40 engaged in attacking the convoy lost 7 with 300 crew members. After this battle Admiral Donitz started to withdraw his submarines from the North Atlantic and the Allies had won the Battle of the Atlantic.

 

Unrecognised you put us in your debt,

Unthanked you enter or escape the grave,

Whether your land remember or forget,

You saved the land or died to try to save.

 

From : For All Seafarers

John Masefield

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Uploaded on December 30, 2020