British Steam trawler
|Completed||1915 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley|
|Owner||Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood|
|Date of attack||20 Nov 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-33 (Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky)|
|Position||55° 39'N, 8° 35'W - Grid AM 5296|
|Complement||12 (0 dead and 12 survivors).|
|Route||Fleetwood - Fishing grounds|
|History||Completed in December 1915 for Humber Steam Trawling Co Ltd (Hobbs), Hull. Later sold to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (FD 171). |
|Notes on event|
On 20 November 1939, U-33 sank three trawlers with about five rounds from the deck gun each near Tory Island: At 10.30 hours the Thomas Hankins 14 miles northwest of Tory, at 16.00 hours the Delphine 18 miles north-northeast of Tory and at 17.05 hours the Sea Sweeper 25 miles west-northwest of Tory.
The crew of Sea Sweeper (Master A. Tomlinson) was rescued by the British steam trawler Lois.
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