British Steam trawler
|Completed||1937 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley|
|Owner||T. Hamling & Co Ltd, Hull|
|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||Fishing grounds - Hull|
|History||Completed in January 1937 for T. Hamling & Co Ltd, Hull (H 412). |
|Notes on event|
At 03.15 hours on 28 Oct 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 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.
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