George William Brown Potts was on board the SS Monberg when it sunk on the 15th of December 1940

November 10, 2009
 Subject: SS Monberg, 1940.

Hello there :)

My name is Laura and I have been put in touch with you via a man named Alan on the Wreck site. He said you
might be able to help me.

My great grandfather was George William Brown Potts, b. 1887 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear. He was on board
the SS Monberg when it sunk on the 15th of December 1940. I have found a lot out about George, but I feel there is more I could know regarding the Monberg. 

I can prove he is my great-grandfather if you would like. I have two photos of him, and his wife was my great grandmother Lilian Potts nee Lee of South Shields. He had three children: George Ronald, Colin (my
grandfather, now deceased) and Rona Isabella. His parents were Thomas and Margaret Potts nee Capstick of
South Shields.

Does he ring any bells?

  Laura :)


I could not find a great deal about the loss of SS Monberg, but she was small Danish cargo ship of 2,301
tons, was part of a south bound convoy loaded with coal from Tyne with her destination London.

On the 15th. of December a German E-Boat torpedoed her off the East Anglia coastal town of Aldeburgh. with the
loss of 12 crew members.


I would like a copy of your photographs please, and we can add them to AHOY.

Best wishes,

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