Allied Warships

HMS Laertes (i) (T 137)

MS Trawler of the Shakespearian class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 137 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Hull, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered12 Dec 1939 
Laid down23 May 1940 
Launched16 Oct 1940 
Commissioned9 Apr 1941 
Lost25 Jul 1942 
Loss position6° 00'N, 14° 17'W

HMT Laertes (A/Skipper Lt. Patrick Joseph Quinlan, DSC, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk off Freetown in position 06º00'N, 14º17'W by the German submarine U-201.


Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 25 Jul 1942 by U-201 (Schnee).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Laertes (i)

Commands listed for HMS Laertes (i) (T 137)

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1T/Skr. Joseph Allan Prettyman, DSC, RNR31 Mar 1941mid 1942
2Skr. Patrick Joseph Quinlan, DSC, RNRmid 194225 Jul 1942

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