Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam trawler

Photo courtesy of Peter Horsley Photograph Collection

Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage291 tons
Completed1912 - Cochrane & Sons, Selby 
OwnerF.S. Mount & Co Ltd, Fleetwood 
Date of attack13 Sep 1939Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-27 (Johannes Franz)
Position55° 36'N, 8° 25'W - Grid AM 5370
Complement12 (0 dead and 12 survivors).
RouteFleetwood - Fishing grounds 
History Completed in March 1912
Registration code: FD 152 
Notes on event

At 14.55 hours on 13 September 1939 the unescorted and unarmed Davara (Skipper Boyles) was shelled and sunk by U-27 after being stopped 21 miles northwest by north of Tory Island. The skipper and 11 crew members were picked up after five hours by Willowpool.


Location of attack on Davara.

ship sunk.

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