British Steam trawler
|Completed||1909 - Smith’s Dock Co, North Shields|
|Owner||Alexander Keay, Fleetwood|
|Date of attack||21 Nov 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-33 (Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky)|
|Position||55° 51'N, 8° 15'W - Grid AM 5348|
|Complement||12 (5 dead and 7 survivors).|
|Route||Fleetwood - Klondyke fishing grounds|
|History||Completed in March 1909 as Sulby (FD 87) for The Wyre Steam Trawling Co Ltd (Richard C. Ward & John N. Ward & Son), Fleetwood. In August 1914 requisitioned by the Admiralty as M/S trawler and returned to owner in 1919. 1933 sold to Alexander Keay, Fleetwood. |
|Notes on event|
Between 08.30 and 09.20 hours on 21 November 1939, U-33 sank the Sulby and William Humphries about 75 miles northwest of Rathlin, each with about 5 rounds from the deck gun after firing a warning shot.
The crew of Sulby (Skipper Clarence Hector Hudson) abandoned ship in two lifeboats in gale force winds, but the boat containing the master and four crew members was never seen again. The seven survivors in the other boat were rescued by the Tobermory Lifeboat on 23 November.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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