Portuguese Motor fishing vessel
|Type:||Motor fishing vessel|
|Completed||1918 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||C.A. Moreira & Cia Ltda, Porto|
|Date of attack||15 Jan 1942||Nationality: Portuguese|
|Fate||Sunk by U-203 (Rolf Mützelburg)|
|Position||47N, 52W - Grid BB 6652|
|Complement||? men (? dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Fortune, Newfoundland - St. Johns - Oporto|
|History||Completed in May 1918 as patrol gunboat HMS Kilkeel of the Kil-Class for the Royal Navy. 1920 converted to a trawler and renamed Falconer. 1929 sold to Portugal and renamed Catalina. |
|Notes on loss|
At 11.34 hours on 15 Jan, 1942, U-203 hit a ship with a torpedo aft of amidship and saw how it sank within two minutes after a heavy explosion. Mützelburg thought that he had sunk an ammunition ship, but his victim was the trawler Catalina (Master Henry Thornhill).
|Crewlists||We have listing of 1 people who were on this vessel|
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