Ships hit by U-boats

Les Barges II

French Steam trawler

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NameLes Barges II
Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage296 tons
Completed1919 - J. Chambers Ltd, Lowestoft 
OwnerO. Dahl & Cie, La Rochelle 
HomeportLa Rochelle 
Date of attack21 Nov 1939Nationality:      French
FateSunk by U-41 (Gustav-Adolf Mugler)
Position45° 35'N, 3° 22'W - Grid BF 6778
Complement15 (0 dead and 15 survivors).
History Built as Thomas Lawrie, later renamed Sombersby and Les Barges II 
Notes on event

At 12.50 hours on 21 Nov 1939 the Les Barges II was stopped by U-41 and sunk with 6 rounds of gunfire after the crew abandoned ship. The survivors were picked up by a Spanish trawler and taken to Pesajes.

That day, the U-boat stopped 17 other trawlers within six hours in the Bay of Biscay, but they all were neutral Spanish vessels.


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