Ships hit by U-boats


HMS Laertes (T 137)

British M/S trawler


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NameHMS Laertes (T 137)
Type:M/S trawler (Shakespearian)
Tonnage545 tons
Completed1941 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Homeport 
Date of attack25 Jul 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-201 (Adalbert Schnee)
Position6° 00'N, 14° 17'W - Grid ET 5962
Complement? men (19 dead and ? survivors).
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History  
Notes on event

At 23.05 hours on 25 July 1942, HMS Laertes (T 137) (A/Skipper Lt P.J. Quinlan, DSC, RNR) was hit by one torpedo from U-201, exploded and sank immediately off Freetown. The commander, two officers and 16 ratings were lost.

 
On boardWe have details of 19 people who were on board

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