On February 21st 1943 the rescue ship SS Stockport was hit by a U-boat torpedo and went down with all hands and there is a special service at Norbury organised by the Hazel Grove Royal Naval Association next Sunday, 18th February, at 1 pm to mark the 75th anniversary of the ship’s loss.
In happier times she was a passenger and cargo vessel and was at one time owned by the London and North Eastern Railway. She had, over the course of the Battle of the Atlantic saved many hundreds of lives and it is ironic that when she was fatally torpedoed she was not just carrying her own crew but 106 men who had been rescued from another ship.
On this significant anniversary we are very pleased to welcome Bishop Libby as our preacher and all are invited to join us for this special service. Rob