Merchant Navy WW2 George Cross To Be Sold At Auction

George Stronach GC’s medal group.
ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF DIX NOONAN WEBB
Chief Officer George Stronach in Merchant Navy uniform.

AT AROUND 18.45 hours on 19 March 1943, the SS Ocean Voyager was anchored off Tripoli harbour unloading a cargo of petrol drums for the Eighth Army when the enemy attacked. Six or seven Junkers Ju 88s, armed with Italian-designed Motobomba FFF torpedoes, raced in low over the water undetected. Ocean Voyager was struck, according to one account, by possibly two torpedoes in Nos. 2 and 5 holds, as well as with a bomb that hit the bridge.

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