HMS James Ludford (T 16)
MS Trawler of the Mersey class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Commissioned||1 May 1919|
|Lost||14 Dec 1939|
|Loss position||55.02N, 01.16W|
HMT James Ludford (Lt.Cdr. Harry Richard John Lewis, (retired), RN) was mined in the Tyne area on 14 December 1939, on a field laid on the night of 12-13 December by KzS Bonte's German destoryers: Hermann Künne, Richard Beitzen, Friedrich Ihn and Erich Steinbrinck. Sinking position is recorded as 55º02'30"N, 01º16'15"W in 44 metres of bottom.
Commands listed for HMS James Ludford (T 16)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Harry Richard John Lewis, RN||???||14 Dec 1939 (+)|
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Noteable events involving James Ludford include:
14 Dec 1939
The sole survivor of the James Ludford was Senior Able Seaman William Sutherland.