Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam trawler

Photo courtesy of Peter Horsley Photograph Collection

Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage291 tons
Completed1912 - Cochrane & Sons, Selby 
OwnerF.S. Mount & Co Ltd, Fleetwood 
Date of attack13 Sep 1939Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-27 (Johannes Franz)
Position55° 36'N, 8° 25'W - Grid AM 5370
Complement12 (0 dead and 12 survivors).
RouteFleetwood - Fishing grounds 
History Completed in March 1912
Registration code: FD 152 
Notes on event

At 14.55 hours on 13 September 1939 the unescorted and unarmed Davara (Skipper Boyles) was shelled and sunk by U-27 after being stopped 21 miles northwest by north of Tory Island. The skipper and 11 crew members were picked up after five hours by Willowpool.


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