HMS Laertes (T 137)
British M/S trawler
|Name||HMS Laertes (T 137)|
|Type:||M/S trawler (Shakespearian)|
|Completed||1941 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley|
|Date of attack||25 Jul 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-201 (Adalbert Schnee)|
|Position||6° 00'N, 14° 17'W - Grid ET 5962|
|Complement||? men (19 dead and ? survivors).|
|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 board||We have details of 19 people who were on board.|
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