Ships hit by U-boats

St. Nidan

British Steam trawler

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NameSt. Nidan
Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage565 tons
Completed1937 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley 
OwnerT. Hamling & Co Ltd, Hull 
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).
RouteFishing grounds - Hull 
History Completed in January 1937 for T. Hamling & Co Ltd, Hull (H 412). 
Notes on event

At 03.15 hours on 28 Oct 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 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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