Ships hit by U-boats

Sea Sweeper

British Steam trawler

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NameSea Sweeper
Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage329 tons
Completed1915 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley 
OwnerDinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood 
Date of attack20 Nov 1939Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-33 (Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky)
Position55° 39'N, 8° 35'W - Grid AM 5296
Complement12 (0 dead and 12 survivors).
RouteFleetwood - Fishing grounds 
History Completed in December 1915 for Humber Steam Trawling Co Ltd (Hobbs), Hull. Later sold to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood (FD 171). 
Notes on event

On 20 November 1939, U-33 sank three trawlers with about five rounds from the deck gun each near Tory Island: At 10.30 hours the Thomas Hankins 14 miles northwest of Tory, at 16.00 hours the Delphine 18 miles north-northeast of Tory and at 17.05 hours the Sea Sweeper 25 miles west-northwest of Tory.

The crew of Sea Sweeper (Master A. Tomlinson) was rescued by the British steam trawler Lois.


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