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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Mashona   British  Galway  1941 

Mashona : HMS Mashona
Owner Royal Navy 
Flag British  Builder Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd., Barrow-in-Furness 
Port   Build Date 1939 
Official No   Material Steel 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 1891 displacement 
Ship type Motor Vessel  Dimensions 377 ft | 36.6ft | 11.3 ft
Ships Role  Destroyer  Rigging Style   
Super Structure
Wreck Location Off Shore Galway 
Date Lost 28/05/1941  Captain  
Cause Bombed  Crew Lost 45 
Position   Passengers Lost   
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She took part in operations resulting in the sinking of Bismarck on 27 May 1941. She came under heavy air attack from German aircraft while returning to port the following day, and was bombed and sunk off the coast of Galway with the loss of 48 men. The destroyer Tartar took the survivors to Greenock.


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