Ships hit by U-boats

Lynx II

British Steam trawler

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NameLynx II
Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage250 tons
Completed1906 - Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby 
OwnerSir Thomas Robinson & Son (Grimsby) Ltd, Grimsby 
Date of attack28 Oct 1939Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-59 (Harald J├╝rst)
Position59° 50'N, 4° 20'W - Grid AN 1316
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteGrimsby - Fishing grounds 
History Completed in May 1906 as Lynx (GY 133) for Thomas Crimlisk, Grimsby. 1921 sold to Sir Thomas Robinson & Son (Grimsby) Ltd, Grimsby and renamed Lynx II (GY 401). 
Notes on event

At 03.15 hours on 28 October 1939 U-59 stopped the illuminated St. Nidan with gunfire across her bow and ordered the crew to abandon ship. At 04.25 hours, the Lynx II (Skipper Arthur E. Cressy) appeared and the U-boat tried to stop her also by gunfire, but the crew abandoned vessel only after three shots were fired into the bridge. The second trawler was sunk by scuttling charges at 06.55 hours and the first at 08.30 hours. Both crews were rescued by the British steam trawler Lady Hogarth.

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