British A/S trawler
|Completed||1911 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough|
|Date of attack||19 Jan 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-581 (Werner Pfeifer)|
|Position||Grid CF 37|
|Complement||25 (25 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Milford Haven (13 Jan) - Azores|
|History||Completed in January 1911 as steam trawler Rosemonde for V. Fourny, Boulogne. Later sold to Soc. Boulonnaise d´Armement P. Le Garrec & Cie, Boulogne. In 1940 requisitioned by the Royal Navy and converted to an A/S trawler. |
|Notes on loss|
In January 1942, HMS Rosemonde (Lt Kristian Galteland, RNR) was escorting two merchants en route to Alexandria, but lost them in stormy weather on 15 January and was expected to arrive in the Azores one week later but did not arrive and was reported missing.
On 19 January, U-581 reported a successful torpedo attack at a corvette northeast of the Azores, but was herself lost a few weeks later. Very likely, the armed trawler was sunk by this attack.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 25 people who were on this vessel|
* Estimated position shown here is based on positions of losses in a roughly the same German grid code. It may be a bit off but should give a good idea as to where the attack took place.
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