British Steam trawler
|Completed||1913 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley|
|Owner||Kottingham Trawling Co Ltd (C.G. Mastin), Grimsby|
|Date of attack||6 Mar 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-701 (Horst Degen)|
|Position||Grid AE 8895|
|Complement||11 (11 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Grimsby (12 Feb) - Fishing grounds off Iceland - Grimsby|
|History||Completed in June 1913 as Rononia (GY 865) for Pelham Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. 1913 sold to Walter M. Olney, Cleveleys (FD 88). In June 1915 requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to the M/S trawler HMS Rononia (FY 1594). 1919 returned to Neva Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood. 1924 sold to J.N. & H. Bacon, Grimsby (GY 134). 1930 sold to Kottingham Trawling Co, Grimsby (GY 935). |
|Notes on event|
At 23.06 hours on 6 Mar, 1942, the Rononia was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-701, broke in two and sank within a few seconds.
|On board||We have details of 11 people who were on board.|
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