Allied Warships

HMS Loch Doon (FY 127)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 127 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched12 Apr 1937 
Commissioned 1939 
Lost25 Dec 1939 
Loss position55° 08'N, 1° 21'W
History

Completed in May 1937.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 27 August 1939.
Displacement: 534 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

HMT Loch Doon (Skipper George Henry Alexander Thompson, RNR) was mined east of Blyth on 25 December 1939. The field had been laid on 20 December 1939 by the German submarine U-22, there were 16 dead in the sinking. The coordinates of the wreck are believed to be 55º07'835"N, 01º21'105"W. Depth is approx. 47m.

 

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 25 Dec 1939 by U-22 (Jenisch).

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1Skr. George Henry Alexander Thompson Thompson, RNRlate 193925 Dec 1939 (+)

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