Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Stella Capella (FY 107)

British A/S trawler

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NameHMS Stella Capella (FY 107)
Type:A/S trawler
Tonnage507 tons
Completed1937 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack11 Mar 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-701 (Horst Degen)
Position64° 48'N, 13° 20'W - Grid AE 5568
Complement33 (33 dead - no survivors)
History Completed in August 1937 as fishing trawler Admiral Hawke for C.H. Smith & Co (Hull) Ltd, Hull. In July 1938 renamed Stella Capella for Charleson-Smith Trawlers Ltd, Hull (H 476). In September 1939 requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an A/S trawler. 
Notes on event

At 02.11 hours on 11 March 1942, HMS Stella Capella (FY 107) (Lt W.L. Sadgrove, RANVR), while serving in the 41st A/S Group based in Iceland, was hit by a torpedo from U-701 and sank in 2 minutes 30 seconds south of Iceland. The commander, three officers and 29 ratings were lost.

On boardWe have details of 33 people who were on board

Location of attack on HMS Stella Capella (FY 107).

ship sunk.

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