Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam trawler

Photo courtesy of Pauline Taylor

Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage230 tons
Completed1903 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Hull 
OwnerHewett Fishing Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack27 Aug 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-202 (Hans-Heinz Linder)
Position62° 30'N, 15° 30'W - Grid AE 8439
Complement14 (14 dead - no survivors)
RouteFleetwood (22 Aug) - Stornoway (25 Aug) - Iceland 
History Completed in April 1903 as Ophir (H725) for Pickering & Haldaneā€™s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. 1915 requisitioned by the Admiralty as armed trawler HMS Ophir III. In February 1919 returned to civilian use as Ophir (GY1220) for Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. 1933 renamed Star of Moray (A232) for Walker Steam Trawl Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen. 1934 renamed Ladylove (LO167) for Hewett Fishing Co Ltd, London. In July 1940 requisitioned by the Admiralty as M/S trawler HMS Ladylove (FY 335) but already returned to owner after three months. 
Notes on event

At 14.35 hours on 27 August 1941, U-202 fired one G7e torpedo at a trawler about 110 miles south of Iceland and observed the vessel to sink within 15 seconds after being hit on the starboard side. This must have been the Ladylove which was reported missing since 30 August near Iceland.

On boardWe have details of 14 people who were on board

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