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The story of the CAMBANK

The CAMBANK was travelling from Huelva to Garston with a cargo of copper, when, soon after picking up a pilot, she was torpedoed by German U 30 at 11 a.m. on 20 February 1915. The sound of the explosion was heard ashore and was a signal for the lifeboat to be launched. Although three lives were lost in the initial explosion and a fourth man drowned during the evacuation of the ship, 21 survivors reached the ship's two lifeboats. These were taken in tow by the BULL BAY lifeboat until picked up by the armed yacht ORIANA, which then towed all three back to Amlwch.

The CAMBANK broke in two and sank 20 minutes after being attacked.

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Great War at Sea: CAMBANK sunk 20 February 1915

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SUDDO LLONG GER AMLWCH

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STEAMER TORPEDOED OFF ANGLESEY

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"Ein Vierteljahr U-Bootkrieg"

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