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 
HomeportHull 
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)
Convoy
RouteSeydisfjordur (10 Mar) - Stornoway 
Cargo 
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) was hit by one G7e torpedo from U-701 and sank in 2 minutes 30 seconds about 12 miles southeast of Vattarnes Lighthouse, Iceland. The commander, three officers and 29 ratings were lost. The armed trawler served with the 41st A/S Group based in Iceland and was en route alone to Stornoway in order to carry out urgent repairs to its defective anti-submarine gear.

 
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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