HMS Ebor Wyke (FY 1601)
British M/S trawler
|Name||HMS Ebor Wyke (FY 1601)|
|Completed||1929 - Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby|
|Date of attack||2 May 1945||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-979 (Johannes Meermeier)|
|Position||64° 10'N, 23° 12'W - Grid AE 4735|
|Complement||24 (23 dead and 1 survivor).|
|History||Completed in September 1929 as steam trawler Ebor Wyke (H78) for West Dock Steam Fishing Co, Hull. In August 1939 requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to the M/S trawler HMS Ebor Wyke (FY 1601). She was first based at Liverpool and later in Reykjavik.|
On 15 Jan 1942, USS Wichita (CA 45) was damaged in collisions with the American steam merchant West Noho and HMS Ebor Wyke (FY 1601) during a hurricane-force storm off Hvalfjordur, Iceland.
|Notes on event|
At 13.31 hours on 2 May 1945, HMS Ebor Wyke (FY 1601) (Chief Skipper H.A. Jensen, DSC, RNR) was hit by one of two torpedoes from U-979 and sank immediately off Hrafneyri Light, seven miles north of Skagi, Iceland. The only survivor was Coxswain John Milnes.
|On board||We have details of 24 people who were on board.|
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