Thomas Walton


Anglesea was a cargo steamer built by William Gray & Company in West Hartlepool, and was launched in 1917 for Cardigan Steamship Company in Cardiff. She changed owners and names a couple of times before she sailed as Thomas Walton for Coronation Steamship Company from 1932. Under a journey from Narvik to Talbot loaded with iron, she was torpedoed by the German uboat U-38 under command of Kapitänleutnant Heinrich Liebe 7. December 1939 outside Lofoten. She broke in two and went down in the deep west of Engelvær and southwest of Engeløy. Thirteen men of her crew lost their lives in the sinking. The wreck rest today on a depth of 350 meter.

Former names:
Thomas Walton
Anglesea, Portgwarra 115,9 x 15,9 x 7,9 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
4460 grt West Hartlepool ( UK ) 1917 Newcastle ( UK )

Official position: 67° 52' N 14° 28' E
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Picture: Thomas Walton
Charlie Adamson

Last updated: March 2021