Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam trawler

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Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage287 tons
Completed1914 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough 
OwnerSt. Andrew´s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood 
Date of attack24 Sep 1939Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-33 (Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky)
Position60° 47'N, 6° 20'W - Grid AM 3228
Complement11 (0 dead and 11 survivors).
RouteFleetwood - 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 boardWe have details of 11 people who were on board

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