Ships hit by U-boats

Ethel Crawford

British Steam trawler

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NameEthel Crawford
Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage200 tons
Completed1919 - Scott & Co, Bowling 
OwnerArdrossan Trawling Co Ltd, Ardrossan 
Date of attack20 Apr 1945Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-218 (Rupprecht Stock)
Position55° 13'N, 5° 14'W - Grid AM 65
Complement10 (10 dead - no survivors)
History Laid down as armed trawler John Langshaw of the Strath-class for the Admiralty, completed in April 1919 as fishing trawler Ethel Crawford (FD404) for Louis Cohen, Fleetwood. Later sold to Crawford Fishing Co Ltd and then J. Nierinck. 1924 sold to Richard Lewis, Aberdeen (A36). 1932 sold to North Eastern Fisheries Ltd, Aberdeen. 1941 sold to the Ardrossan Trawling Co Ltd. 
Notes on event

At 21.09 hours on 20 April 1945 the Ethel Crawford struck a mine laid on 18 April by U-218 and sank in the Firth of Clyde.

On boardWe have details of 10 people who were on board

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