U-35's encounter with the Fleetwood fishing trawler LORD MINTO

On 18 September 1939, U-35 came upon a group of three trawlers. It sank the ARLITA, a British fishing trawler of 326t, and the LORD MINTO, a British fishing trawler of 295t, by gunfire WNW of St Kilda, west of the Outer Hebrides, sparing the third trawler, NANCY HAGUE, to carry home the crews of all three.

On 22 September 1939, the Fleetwood Chronicle published the crew list of


Charles Pennington, skipper, Romney Avenue, Fleetwood

Arthur Dutton, mate, Gordon Road, Fleetwood

J. R. C. Rogers, bosun, Milton Street, Fleetwood

G. Halliday, deckhand, Warren Street, Fleetwood

Bertram Harold Lee, deckhand, Addison Road, Fleetwood

W. Sharples, deckhand, Rutland Anenue, Fleetwood

J. Beedle, deckhand, Caryl Gardens, Liverpool 8

Robert Pooley, cook, Agnew Road, Fleetwood

T. Hudson, chief engineer, Coniston Avenue, Fleetwood

R. Neill, second engineer, Warrenhurst Road, Fleetwood

J. C. Lacey, fireman, Whinfield Avenue, Fleetwood

W. Kneale, fireman, Lancaster Road, Knott End

Herbert Coplin, wireless operator, Rydal Avenue, Fleetwood

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