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On 26 September 1918 the US Coast Guard cutter TAMPAwas sunk by a torpedo from UB 91 off the coast of Cornwall. Two bodies in Navy uniforms were washed ashore at Freshwater East and are buried in the churchyard at Lamphey.

The gravestone reads: ‘In loving memory of our unknown shipmate from the USS Coast Guard Cutter Tampa torpedoed in the Bristol Channel September 26th 1918’.

One of the bodies, that of James Fleury, had been identified and was returned to the US by his family.

Source:
Porthcawl Museum.

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