Ships hit by U-boats


Julien

French Sailing vessel



Photo courtesy of Jean-Pierre Le Gall

NameJulien
Type:Sailing vessel
Tonnage116 tons
Completed1936 - Chantiers Donnart, Beuzec-Conq 
OwnerJulien Celton, Douarnenez 
HomeportDouarnenez 
Date of attack28 May 1940Nationality:      French
 
FateSunk by U-37 (Victor Oehrn)
Position42° 50'N, 10° 40'W - Grid CG 2131
Complement10 (0 dead and 10 survivors).
Convoy
Route 
Cargo 
History Registration code: DZ 3252 
Notes on event

At 16.30 hours on 28 May 1940 the unescorted and unarmed Julien was stopped with a shot across her bow by U-37 about 60 miles west of Cape Finisterre. The lobster trawler was sunk by gunfire after the crew had abandoned ship in a dinghy. The survivors were given the course to the nearest land and some canned food by the Germans and were rescued after two days.


Photo courtesy of Jean-Pierre Le Gall

 

Location of attack on Julien.

ship sunk.


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