Sligo’s link to WWII shipping tragedy

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Sligo has a unique attachment to the tragedy of the SS Arandora Star.

SHIPWRECKED: The SS Arandora Star which was sunk by a German U-Boat during the second world war.
SHIPWRECKED: The SS Arandora Star which was sunk by a German U-Boat during the second world war.

The passenger ship turned prisoner of war container was torpedoed while off the Irish coast by German U-Boat.

We have an in-depth report on the four men from very different backgrounds who washed up on Sligo’s shores and one crew man from Sligo who survived the ordeal- on in this week’s paper…….

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