British Steam trawler
|Completed||1928 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley|
|Owner||Clan Steam Fishing Co Ltd (E.C. Grant), Grimsby|
|Date of attack||18 Nov 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-22 (Karl-Heinrich Jenisch)|
|Position||57° 59'N, 2° 18'W - Grid AN 1821|
|Complement||16 (16 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Grimsby (17 Nov) - Fishing grounds|
|History||Completed in September 1928 as Embassy for Grant & Letten, Grimsby. 1933 renamed Wigmore for Clan Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (GY 469). |
|Notes on event|
At 23.06 hours on 18 Nov 1939, U-22 fired two G7e torpedoes at the second and third ship in convoy IFC and missed. Four minutes later, the U-boat fired another G7e at the sixth ship and hit. The Wigmore (Skipper Walter Bore) sank within three minutes after being hit about 25 miles northwest of Rattray Head.
|On board||We have details of 16 people who were on board.|
If you can help us with any additional information on this vessel then please contact us.