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Harpagus
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Place Name : off Arromanche

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Sunk : 1944.08.18 Cause : mined Date Found :
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on the north west of arromanche, at about 2.5nm, there is a buoy named HARPAGAS, it seem to be an english cargo wreck from the WW2. But i have no information on this wreck, i just found a sunking ship, named HARPAGUS, but not in this area. Is there anyboby got information ?

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Supplementary Imformation
Added by:
Rosemary
Posted on : September 1, 2007
Came across info on Harpagus which found very interesting as my father was a crew member at Aramanches. The Captain had told them to line up with a specific thing on shore so that if they made the first trip safely then they would use the same mark as a reference point. They did this on second trip but hit a mine so first trip had been lucky. Dad was trapped by furniture in his cabin as ship started to sink and was rescued by shipmates. He survived until his 86th year along with shrapnel marks on his arms like many other crewmen.

Added by:
Lofty
Posted on : February 3, 2007
I was a L/B (from the Maritime Reg.) on the Harpagus when it was mined. It was an ammunition ship for the invasion, it was mined on the 2nd journey over, when carrying wire meshing and rolls of hession to lay down to help the transport ashore. Luckily it was not mined on the first journey, as it was carrying ammunition and we would all have been blown to kingdom come.

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RabClaude
Posted on : November 3, 2005
M 981 HARPAGUS Vapeur G.B 5173 Tx Torpillage le 20/05/1941 source :British Vessels Lost at See 1939-45 56 47.0000 N 040 55.0000 W Claude Rabault 03/12/2001

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