“The St. Patrick”


"The Mail Boat, Paddy, ... now lies in the sea"; a German Bomber sinks her. Captain Fardy says "All hands try your lives to save" and goes down with the ship. The survivors "risked their precious lives, their shipmates to rescue." Twenty-three are lost

Historical references

  • Jun 13, 1941: World War II. The ferry St Patrick is attacked and sunk by a German dive bomber; Captain and 23 lost. (source: Ranson; Bourke in _Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast_ v1, p. 69)


  1. Ranson, pp. 96-97, "The St Patrick" (1 text)
  2. BI, Ran096


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1943 (Ranson)
Found in: Ireland