HMS St. Issey (W 25)
British Steam tug
|Name||HMS St. Issey (W 25)|
|Type:||Steam tug (Saint)|
|Completed||1918 - Napier & Miller Ltd, Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||28 Dec 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-617 (Albrecht Brandi)|
|Position||32° 37'N, 20° 22'E - Grid CO 4936|
|Complement||36 (36 dead - no survivors)|
|Notes on event|
At 02.00 hours on 28 Dec 1942, U-617 fired two torpedoes at a tug towing two barges and observed a hit and heard a heavy detonation. At 03.36 hours, the U-boat fired another spread of two torpedoes and assumed the sinking of a barge after hearing two detonations. However, only HMS St. Issey (W 25) (Lt John H.W. Howe, RNR) was lost while towing a barge off Benghazi, Lybia.
|On board||We have details of 36 people who were on board.|
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