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After his return to Cardiff, the CAMBANK’s engineer Fred Conroy told the Western Mail reporter, ‘It was sheer murder. We were torpedoed without a seconds warning. They must have been lying in wait for us. I was in the engine room at the time but some of the others told me the periscope appeared on the surface and the torpedo was discharged and then the submarine sank again ... think of it! We were steaming along after a bad voyage and everything was going swimmingly. Ten minutes later there was nothing but wreckage.’ As reported in the Western Mail, in February 1915.

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British Merchant Seaman Cards, 1918-1921, TNA/BT350, The National Archives, Kew.

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