Record Details

NHER Number:18772
Type of record:Maritime
Name:World War Two wrecks


The wrecks of the SS Duncapron, which was sunk in 1941, and the destroyer HMS Vortigern, which was torpedoed by an E-boat in 1942, are marked on an Admiralty chart of 1957.

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Marked on Admiralty chart 1957 as at 53 degrees 05' north, 1 degree 22' east.
E. Rose (NAU), 28 January 1983.

Two wrecks in this area on survey.
SS Duncapron, sunk 8 September 1941, no other details given. Context 1.
Destroyer HMS Vortigern, sunk 14 March 1942 by E-boat when in convoy. Launched 5 October 1917).
Lying in two portions in 1942.
Relocated 1949. Context 2.
See details in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 30 January 1984.

Monument Types

  • WRECK (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds - none

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Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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