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||47° 03'N, 52° 45'W - Grid BB 6652|
|Complement||18 (18 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Fortune, Newfoundland (14 Jan) - St. John’s - 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 event|
At 11.34 hours on 15 January 1942 U-203 hit a ship with one G7e torpedo on port side just aft of amidships and saw how it sank within two minutes after a heavy explosion about 30 miles south of John’s, Newfoundland. Mützelburg thought that he had sunk an ammunition ship, but his victim must have been the unescorted and neutral trawler Catalina (Master Henry Thornhill).
|On board||We have details of 10 people who were on board.|
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