Ships hit during WWI


TypeNavy Trawler
GRT275 tons
Country  British
BuilderSmith’s Dock Co., Ltd., Middlesbrough
OperatorRoyal Navy
HistoryPeace-time operator would have been Wyre Steam Trawling Co. Ltd. (J. N. Ward & Son), Fleetwood however the vessel was requisitioned direct from the builder and never employed as a fishing vessel.

U-boat attacks on Navy Trawler Burnley

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
125 Nov 1916UC 4 (Hans Howaldt)SunkMined off Orfordness
52° 05'N, 1° 42'E


Sank with all hands; no survivors.

Position of attack on Burnley

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