HMS Lady Shirley
British A/S trawler
|Name||HMS Lady Shirley|
|Completed||1937 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley|
|Date of attack||11 Dec 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-374 (Unno von Fischel)|
|Position||35° 59'N, 5° 17'W - Grid CG 9671|
|Complement||33 (33 dead - no survivors)|
|History||Completed in April 1937 as steam trawler Lady Shirley for Jutland Amalgamated Trawlers Ltd, Hull (H 464). In 1940 requisitioned by the Admiralty, converted to the A/S trawler HMS Lady Shirley and served with the 31st A/S Group at Gibraltar.|
On 4 Oct 1941, U-111 (Kleinschmidt) was sunk by depth charges from HMS Lady Shirley (Lt A.H. Callaway, RANVR) southwest of Tenerife. 44 crew members were taken prisoner by the ship and landed at Gibraltar.
|Notes on event|
At 04.21 hours on 11 Dec 1941, HMS Lady Shirley (LtCdr A.H. Callaway, RANVR) was hit by one torpedo from U-374, exploded and sank with all hands. HMS Rosabelle tried to locate the U-boat, but was also torpedoed at 04.42 hours and sank.
|On board||We have details of 33 people who were on board.|
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