British Steam trawler
|Completed||1906 - Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby|
|Owner||Sir Thomas Robinson & Son (Grimsby) Ltd, Grimsby|
|Date of attack||28 Oct 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-59 (Harald Jürst)|
|Position||59° 50'N, 4° 20'W - Grid AN 1316|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Grimsby - Fishing grounds|
|History||Completed in May 1906 as Lynx (GY 133) for Thomas Crimlisk, Grimsby. 1921 sold to Sir Thomas Robinson & Son (Grimsby) Ltd, Grimsby and renamed Lynx II (GY 401). |
|Notes on event|
At 03.15 hours on 28 October 1939 U-59 stopped the illuminated St. Nidan with gunfire across her bow and ordered the crew to abandon ship. At 04.25 hours, the Lynx II (Skipper Arthur E. Cressy) appeared and the U-boat tried to stop her also by gunfire, but the crew abandoned vessel only after three shots were fired into the bridge. The second trawler was sunk by scuttling charges at 06.55 hours and the first at 08.30 hours. Both crews were rescued by the British steam trawler Lady Hogarth.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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