British Steam trawler
|Completed||1914 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||North Star Steam Fishing Co, Aberdeen|
|Date of attack||20 Nov 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-33 (Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky)|
|Position||55° 27'N, 8° 25'W - Grid AM 5611|
|Complement||13 (0 dead and 13 survivors).|
|Route||Fleetwood - fishing grounds|
|History||Registration code: A 126 |
|Notes on event|
On 20 November 1939, U-33 sank three trawlers with about five rounds from the deck gun each near Tory Island: At 10.30 hours the Thomas Hankins 14 miles northwest of Tory, at 16.00 hours the Delphine 18 miles north-northeast of Tory and at 17.05 hours the Sea Sweeper 25 miles west-northwest of Tory.
The crew of Delphine (Master C.J. Coxhall) made landfall at Malin Head in the afternoon on 21 November. Apparently a hole in their lifeboat was blocked by the chief engineer with his foot for 22 hours.
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