Les Barges II
French Steam trawler
|Name||Les Barges II|
|Completed||1919 - J. Chambers Ltd, Lowestoft|
|Owner||O. Dahl & Cie, La Rochelle|
|Date of attack||21 Nov 1939||Nationality: French|
|Fate||Sunk by U-41 (Gustav-Adolf Mugler)|
|Position||45° 35'N, 3° 22'W - Grid BF 6778|
|Complement||15 (0 dead and 15 survivors).|
|History||Built as Thomas Lawrie, later renamed Sombersby and Les Barges II |
|Notes on event|
At 12.50 hours on 21 Nov 1939 the Les Barges II was stopped by U-41 and sunk with 6 rounds of gunfire after the crew abandoned ship. The survivors were picked up by a Spanish trawler and taken to Pesajes.
That day, the U-boat stopped 17 other trawlers within six hours in the Bay of Biscay, but they all were neutral Spanish vessels.
If you can help us with any additional information on this vessel then please contact us.