British Steam trawler
|Completed||1903 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Hull|
|Owner||Hewett Fishing Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||27 Aug 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-202 (Hans-Heinz Linder)|
|Position||62° 30'N, 15° 30'W - Grid AE 8439|
|Complement||14 (14 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Fleetwood (22 Aug) - Stornoway (25 Aug) - Iceland|
|History||Completed in April 1903 as Ophir (H725) for Pickering & Haldane’s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. 1915 requisitioned by the Admiralty as armed trawler HMS Ophir III. In February 1919 returned to civilian use as Ophir (GY1220) for Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby. 1933 renamed Star of Moray (A232) for Walker Steam Trawl Fishing Co Ltd, Aberdeen. 1934 renamed Ladylove (LO167) for Hewett Fishing Co Ltd, London. In July 1940 requisitioned by the Admiralty as M/S trawler HMS Ladylove (FY 335) but already returned to owner after three months. |
|Notes on event|
At 14.35 hours on 27 August 1941, U-202 fired one G7e torpedo at a trawler about 110 miles south of Iceland and observed the vessel to sink within 15 seconds after being hit on the starboard side. This must have been the Ladylove which was reported missing since 30 August near Iceland.
|On board||We have details of 14 people who were on board.|
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