Urmston WW2 

Joseph Colin Wise

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:Merchant Navy
Name of Rgt or Ship:S.S. Koranton (Newcastle on Tyne)
Country of burial:Lost at SeaGrave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Tower Hill Memorial
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
The Koranton was built in 1920, it's gross register tonnage was 6,695, it
was 429 feet long, 55 feet wide and could make 11.5 knots.   A cargo ship.
it was one of 17 ships operated by R. Chapman & Son, Maritime Buildings,
King Street, Newcastle upon Tyne 1.

Travelling from Philadelphia to Hull, on the 27/03/41 she was torpedoed by
U-98 and sank in position - 59N 27W.   There were no survivors, and all 34
crew/passengers were lost.
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