VIA: Neutral Shores, Ireland and the Battle of the Atlantic

As was the case for many vessels from neutral countries, neutrality was no guarantee from possible attack from any of the belligerent nations. On 22 October 1940, the Irish cargo ship KERRY HEAD was attacked by a German aircraft and sunk 5' west of Sheeps Head, County Cork, all 12 crew were lost.

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KERRY HEAD had escaped an earlier attack back in August of that year, unfortunately on this occasion her luck and that of her crew had run out.