Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Sotra

British M/S trawler

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NameHMS Sotra
Type:M/S trawler
Tonnage313 tons
Completed1925 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack29 Jan 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-431 (Wilhelm Dommes)
Position32° 07'N, 25° 30'E - Grid CO 6795
Complement22 (22 dead - no survivors)
RouteTobruk (29 Jan) - Alexandria 
History In September 1939, the whaler Sotra of South Georgia Co Ltd (Chr. Salvesen & Co), Leith was requisitioned by the Royal Navy and converted to a M/S trawler. 
Notes on event

At 21.46 hours on 29 Jan 1942, U-431 attacked convoy TA-21 off Bardia and hit HMS Sotra (T/Lt Frederick Roy Linfield, RNR) with one torpedo. The vessel exploded and sank with the loss of the crew, six of them Norwegian.

On boardWe have details of 22 people who were on board

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