Allied Warships

HMS St. Issey (W 25)

Rescue Tug of the Saint class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeRescue Tug
PennantW 25 
Built byNapier & Miller (Old Kirkpatrick, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched 1918 
Commissioned28 Dec 1918 
Lost28 Dec 1942 
Loss position32° 37'N, 20° 22'E

On 28 December 1942 the British tug HMS St. Issey (Lt. J.H.W. Howe, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk by U-617 off Benghazi, Lybia in position 32º37'N, 20º22'E.


Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 28 Dec 1942 by U-617 (Brandi).

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Commands listed for HMS St. Issey (W 25)

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1Lt. John Henry West Howe, RNR???28 Dec 1942 (+)

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