The HMTS Alert was torpedoed and sunk in the Straits of Dover by the Seehund German midget submarine U-5330 while making repairs on an undersea telegraph cable. All 59 hands were lost.
CASSINGHAM, JACK. Third Engineer Officer.
Died 24 February 1945. Aged 39.
Son of John Odion Cassingham and Kate Cassingham.
Husband of Violet Cassingham, of Folkestone, Kent.
Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London. Panel 4.
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