Ships hit by U-boats

Mildred Pauline

Canadian Sailing ship

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NameMildred Pauline
Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage300 tons
Completed1919 - Placentia, Newfoundland 
OwnerR.W. Sainthill & Co, North Sydney NS 
Date of attack8 May 1942Nationality:      Canadian
FateSunk by U-136 (Heinrich Zimmermann)
Position39° 45'N, 55° 26'W - Grid CC 4254
Complement7 (7 dead - no survivors)
RouteBarbados (23 Apr) - St. John’s, Newfoundland 
History Built as Herbert Fearn, later renamed Jean F. McCrea and finally Mildred Pauline
Notes on event

At 01.33 hours on 8 May 1942 the unescorted and unarmed Mildred Pauline (Master Abram George Thornhill) was shelled and sunk by U-136 with 102 rounds from the deck gun about 425 miles southeast of Nova Scotia. The vessel had been missed by a torpedo at 00.20 hours.

On boardWe have details of 7 people who were on board

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