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St NIDAN H412
Built
1936
Cook Welton & Gemmell
Off Number
164999
Length Ft
172.2
Tons Gross
564
Yard Number
620
Breadth Ft
29.1
Tons Net
210
Launched
30 Nov 1936
Draught
14.7
Hp
157 HP
Registered
20 Jan 1937
Engine Builder
CD Holmes
Knots
12.3 K
Registered St NIDAN H412 Owners 1936 - 1939 Thomas Hamling & Co Ltd Hull
    Owners  
Fate : 29 Oct 1939 Attacked and sunk by German Submarine U59 off Shetlands - The St Nidan was homeward bound from the fishing grounds when she was stopped by U59, the U Boat commander ( Commander Jurst ) told Skipper Nightingale "It is not you fellows we want; it's Chamberlain" the crew of the St Nidan took to their lifeboat as the U59 fired 23 shells into the St Nidan the crew were picked up by the Grimsby Trawler Lynx II. Both crews then had to take to the lifeboats as the U59 also sank Lynx II the Grimsby vessel. Both crews were eventually picked up by the Hull Trawler Lady Hogarth who landed them in Scotland.
 

Surname
Christian
Age
Vessel
Birth Pl
Occupation
Date/ Scource
Detail
CREWMEN
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MAY P J . ST NIDAN H412 . Skipper 29 Sept 1938 Made a 120 mile dash through a rising storm to the St Sebastian who had grounded at Bear Island
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NIGHTINGALE WILLIAM . St NIDAN H412 . Skipper Oct 1939 .
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