Ships hit by U-boats


HMS St. Issey (W 25)

British Steam tug


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NameHMS St. Issey (W 25)
Type:Steam tug (Saint)
Tonnage810 tons
Completed1918 - Napier & Miller Ltd, Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Homeport 
Date of attack28 Dec 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-617 (Albrecht Brandi)
Position32° 37'N, 20° 22'E - Grid CO 4936
Complement36 (36 dead - no survivors)
Convoy
Route 
Cargo 
History  
Notes on event

At 02.00 hours on 28 Dec 1942, U-617 fired two torpedoes at a tug towing two barges and observed a hit and heard a heavy detonation. At 03.36 hours, the U-boat fired another spread of two torpedoes and assumed the sinking of a barge after hearing two detonations. However, only HMS St. Issey (W 25) (Lt John H.W. Howe, RNR) was lost while towing a barge off Benghazi, Lybia.

 
On boardWe have details of 36 people who were on board

Location of attack on HMS St. Issey (W 25).

ship sunk.


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