U-Boat Attack in St. Georges Channel
The Freighter SS Soreldoc was torpedoed by U-1302 while in St. Georges Channel.The torp[edo struck amidship on the port side and broke the ship in two. The forward section sank in thirty seconds, the aft section within four minutes. ... Survivors had no time to deploy lifeboats and spent about an hour in the water unitl they were picked up by a fishing boat.