Ships hit by U-boats


Wigmore

British Steam trawler


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NameWigmore
Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage345 tons
Completed1928 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley 
OwnerClan Steam Fishing Co Ltd (E.C. Grant), Grimsby 
HomeportGrimsby 
Date of attack18 Nov 1939Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-22 (Karl-Heinrich Jenisch)
Position57° 59'N, 2° 18'W - Grid AN 1821
Complement16 (16 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyIFC
RouteGrimsby (17 Nov) - Fishing grounds 
Cargo 
History Completed in September 1928 as Embassy for Grant & Letten, Grimsby. 1933 renamed Wigmore for Clan Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (GY 469). 
Notes on event

At 23.06 hours on 18 Nov 1939, U-22 fired two G7e torpedoes at the second and third ship in the convoy IFC and missed. Four minutes later, the U-boat fired another G7e at the sixth ship and hit. The Wigmore (Skipper Walter Bore) sank within three minutes after being hit about 25 miles northwest of Rattray Head.

 
On boardWe have details of 16 people who were on board

Location of attack on Wigmore.

ship sunk.


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