Ships hit by U-boats


Resercho

British Steam trawler


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NameResercho
Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage258 tons
Completed1917 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley 
OwnerG.F. Sleight, Grimsby 
HomeportGrimsby 
Date of attack28 Dec 1939Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-15 (Heinz Buchholz)
Position54° 04'N, 0° 03'E - Grid AN 5856
Complement10 (0 dead and 10 survivors).
Convoy
RouteGrimsby - Fishing grounds 
Cargo 
History Completed in October 1917 for George F. Sleight, Grimsby (GY 1103). Requisitioned in January 1918 by the Admiralty as minesweeper HMS Resercho (No. 3081) and returned to owner in 1919. 
Notes on event

On 28 Dec 1939 the Resercho (Master Albert Darewood) struck a mine laid on 5 September by U-15 and sank about 6 miles southeast by east from Flamborough Head.

 

Location of attack on Resercho.

ship sunk.


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