British Steam trawler
|Completed||1921 - Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby|
|Owner||Sun Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood|
|Date of attack||16 Sep 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-27 (Johannes Franz)|
|Position||53° 50'N, 11° 10'W - Grid AM 5776|
|Complement||13 (0 dead and 13 survivors).|
|Route||Fleetwood - fishing grounds|
|History||Completed in February 1921|
Registration code: FD 33
|Notes on event|
At 15.53 hours on 16 Sep 1939 the Rudyard Kipling was sunk by scuttling charges from U-27 about 100 miles west of Donegal, Ireland. The Germans took the crew on board, provided them with food and warm clothes and towed their lifeboats towards land. After eight hours the men were placed back in the boats within five miles from the Irish coast.
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