British Steam trawler
|Completed||1914 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||St. Andrew´s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood|
|Date of attack||24 Sep 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-33 (Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky)|
|Position||60° 47'N, 6° 20'W - Grid AM 3228|
|Complement||11 (0 dead and 11 survivors).|
|Route||Fleetwood - fishing grounds|
Registration code: FD 347
built as Maristo 1922 renamed Caldew
|Notes on event|
At 08.00 hours on 24 Sep 1939 the Caldew (Skipper Thomas Kane) was stopped by U-33 and sunk with gunfire. The crew was picked up by the Swedish motor merchant Kronprinsessan Margareta, which was a few days later controlled by the German destroyer Friedrich Ihn and the torpedo boat Iltis in the North Sea. The British sailors were taken prisoner and interned in the German POW Camp Stalag XB.
|On board||We have details of 11 people who were on board.|
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