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||45.35N, 03.22W - 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.
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