following the success of the first "which ship was sunk?" thread, I have a poser which is a lot more complicated. My mum remembers, as a small child, gathering up RN sailors hats off the beach at Moville, just North of Londonderry, but INSIDE the foyle estuary ok, here's a map..... Derry is off the bottom.... now, according to Mum, My grandfather played it down for his 7 year old daughter by saying that it must have been very windy to blow all those sailors hats off....... but, apparently, what really happened was that a small vessel was run over and sunk by something much larger. I was along the shore path at Moville yesterday and it's clear that the navigable channel is much narrower than the full width of the lough... infact, thanks google...... so, the chances of something really big flattening something really small, in blackout, in that narrow channel, in Europes most westerly convoy port looks very possible if not virtually unavoidable. Mum reckons it was hushd up to avoid bad press and negative propoganda. dates would have been sometime after feb 43. anyone got any idea where I would start looking? thanks!