British M/S trawler
|Completed||1925 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough|
|Date of attack||29 Jan 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-431 (Wilhelm Dommes)|
|Position||32° 07'N, 25° 30'E - Grid CO 6795|
|Complement||22 (22 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Tobruk (29 Jan) - Alexandria|
|History||In September 1939, the whaler Sotra of South Georgia Co Ltd (Chr. Salvesen & Co), Leith was requisitioned by the Royal Navy and converted to a M/S trawler. |
|Notes on event|
At 21.46 hours on 29 Jan 1942, U-431 attacked convoy TA-21 off Bardia and hit HMS Sotra (T/Lt Frederick Roy Linfield, RNR) with one torpedo. The vessel exploded and sank with the loss of the crew, six of them Norwegian.
|On board||We have details of 22 people who were on board.|
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