Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam trawler

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Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage258 tons
Completed1917 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley 
OwnerG.F. Sleight, Grimsby 
Date of attack28 Dec 1939Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-15 (Heinz Buchholz)
Position54° 04'N, 0° 03'E - Grid AN 5856
Complement10 (0 dead and 10 survivors).
RouteGrimsby - Fishing grounds 
History Completed in October 1917 for George F. Sleight, Grimsby (GY 1103). Requisitioned in January 1918 by the Admiralty as minesweeper HMS Resercho (No. 3081) and returned to owner in 1919. 
Notes on event

On 28 Dec 1939 the Resercho (Master Albert Darewood) struck a mine laid on 5 September by U-15 and sank about 6 miles southeast by east from Flamborough Head.


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