Ships hit by U-boats


FFL Sergent Gouarne (P 43)

French A/S trawler



Photo courtesy of Bernard Legasse Collection

NameFFL Sergent Gouarne (P 43)
Type:A/S trawler
Tonnage1,147 tons
Completed1928 - H.C. Stülcken & Sohn, Hamburg 
OwnerFree French Navy 
HomeportLa Rochelle 
Date of attack26 Mar 1943Nationality:      French
 
FateSunk by U-755 (Walter Göing)
Position35° 55'N, 2° 59'W - Grid CH 7551
Complement70 (56 dead and 14 survivors).
Convoy
Routefrom Casablanca 
Cargo 
History Completed in May 1928 as steam trawler Sergent Gouarne for Pêcheriesde, La Pallice. 1935 renamed Jacques Cartier, but the same year changed back to Sergent Gouarne for Cie Générale de Grande Pêche, La Rochelle. During the war requisioned by the Free French Navy and converted to the armed trawler FFL Sergent Gouarne (P 43)
Notes on event

At 02.07 hours on 26 March 1943, U-755 fired a spread of three torpedoes at an unknown convoy north of Ceuta and observed a hit in the bow of FFL Sergent Gouarne (P 43), which broke in two and sank in 90 seconds. The U-boat attacked the same convoy with another spread of three torpedoes at 04.13 hours and reported a hit after 12 minutes, but this was probably a end-of-run detonation.

 
On boardWe have details of 56 people who were on board

Location of attack on FFL Sergent Gouarne (P 43).

ship sunk.


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