Ships hit during WWI

HMD Piscatorial Ii

NameHMD Piscatorial Ii
TypeNavy drifter
GRT93 tons
Country  British
BuilderS. Richards & Co Ltd, Lowestoft
OperatorRoyal Navy
HistoryPeace-time operator: Henry F. Eastick, Great Yarmouth. Registration: YH 762 though taken into Royal Navy at completion.

U-boat attacks on Navy drifter Piscatorial Ii

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
128 Dec 1917UC 71 (Ernst Steindorff)SunkPresumed mined off Newhaven


UC 71 laid two minefields off Newhaven on December 24, 1917. Piscatorial II sailed from Newhaven on the afternoon of Dec. 28. An explosion was heard at 7pm and bodies and debris found the next morning 7 miles SW of Brighton.

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