Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Barbara Robertson

British A/S trawler

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NameHMS Barbara Robertson
Type:A/S trawler
Tonnage325 tons
Completed1919 - Cochrane & Sons, Selby 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack28 Dec 1939Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-30 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)
Position - Grid AM 3477
Complement? men (1 dead and ? survivors).
RouteHull - Fishing grounds 
History Built as James McDonald for the Admiralty. 1919 sold as steam trawler and renamed Grand Fleet. 1929 sold to Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby, renamed Barbara Robertson and registered as GY44. 1938 sold to Denmark, but 1939 acquired by Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood and registered as FD50.
1939 she was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an A/S trawler. 
Notes on event

At 04.00 hours on 28 Dec 1939 the HMS Barbara Robertson (Master A. Hall) was shelled and sunk by U-30 about 35 miles northwest of Butt of Lewis. The U-boat stopped at 04.50 hours the Swedish steam merchant Hispania and asked them to pick up the survivors of the armed trawler.

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