British M/S trawler
|Completed||1909 - Cochrane & Sons, Selby|
|Date of attack||6 Dec 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-59 (Harald Jürst)|
|Position||52° 40'N, 1° 45'E - Grid AN 7635|
|Complement||8 (7 dead and 1 survivor).|
|Route||Grimsby - Great Yarmouth|
|History||Completed in August 1909 as steam trawler Washington (GY 468) for Premier Steam Fishing Co, Grisby. In December 1914 requisitioned by the Admiralty and used as minesweeping trawler HMS Washington (No. 833). Returned to civil use in April 1919 with The Overseas Steam Fishing Co (Beeley & Sleight Ltd), Grimsby. In September 1938 sold to Earl Steam Fishing Co Ltd (Sir Alex Black Bart), Grimsby. Requisitioned again by the Admiralty on 27 November 1939. |
|Notes on event|
At 10.32 hours on 6 December 1939 HMS Washington (Skipper J.A. Jennison, RNR) struck a mine, laid on 5 December by U-59 and sank off Caister-on-Sea near Great Yarmouth. The trawler was en route to be fitted out as minesweeping trawler in Great Yarmouth after being requisitioned.
|On board||We have details of 7 people who were on board.|
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