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23 Jun 1940

United Kingdom
  • The 294-ton steam tug HMS Coringa was lost while on British Admiralty service but it was never explained what happened. Accounts from researchers and anecdotal accounts stated she was bombed in the Bristol Channel. ww2dbase [Start of the Battle of the Atlantic | Bristol Channel | HM]
15 Jul 1940

United Kingdom
  • 1,199-ton British cargo steamer Bellerock (built in 1909) was mined and sunk in the middle of the Bristol Channel in southwestern Britain, between Foreland Point and Porthcawl, with the loss of 17 lives. ww2dbase [Bristol Channel | HM]

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