Ships hit by U-boats


HMS Dolphin

British Repair ship


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NameHMS Dolphin
Type:Repair ship
Tonnage3,099 tons
Completed1902 - Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
HomeportPortsmouth 
Date of attack23 Dec 1939Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-22 (Karl-Heinrich Jenisch)
Position55.06N, 01.27W - Grid AN 5461
Complement7 (0 dead and 7 survivors).
Convoy
RoutePortsmouth - Cambois - Scapa Flow 
Cargo 
History Completed in September 1902 as British steam merchant Seti for James Moss & Co, Liverpool. On 9 Nov, 1914, the ship was purchased by the Admiralty and used as depot ship HMS Pandora at Harwich until 1918. Between 1920 and 1921 she was converted at HM Dockyard in Devonport to a submarine depot repair/supply ship and renamed HMS Dolphin on 3 Oct, 1924. 
Notes on event

On 23 Dec, 1939, HMS Dolphin struck a mine laid on 20 December by U-22 and sank 1.5 miles south-southeast of Blyth. The ship had been used as floating workshop in Portsmouth Dockyard and was being towed to Hughes Bolckow at Cambois to be stripped of all machinery prior to being sunk as blockship at Scapa Flow.

 

Location of attack on HMS Dolphin.

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