Ships hit by U-boats


French Sailing vessel

Photo courtesy of Jean-Pierre Le Gall

Type:Sailing vessel
Tonnage116 tons
Completed1936 - Chantiers Donnart, Beuzec-Conq 
OwnerJulien Celton, Douarnenez 
Date of attack28 May 1940Nationality:      French
FateSunk by U-37 (Victor Oehrn)
Position42° 50'N, 10° 40'W - Grid CG 2131
Complement10 (0 dead and 10 survivors).
History Registration code: DZ 3252 
Notes on event

At 16.30 hours on 28 May 1940 the unescorted and unarmed Julien was stopped with a shot across her bow by U-37 about 60 miles west of Cape Finisterre. The lobster trawler was sunk by gunfire after the crew had abandoned ship in a dinghy. The survivors were given the course to the nearest land and some canned food by the Germans and were rescued after two days.

Photo courtesy of Jean-Pierre Le Gall


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