Sunday 28th March 1915

 The Lowestoft steam drifter LT 341 Eileen Emma rescued 140 people from the Elder Dempster steamer Falaba after she was torpedoed by U 28 ((Commander: Georg-Gunther von Forstner) for further information courtesy of uboat.net click on name) Other survivors and casualties were picked up by the steam drifters LT  480 Wenlock, LT 859 Orion II, YH 349 Emulate and YH 537 George Baker.

 

 

Monday 29th March 1915

 It was reported that the Grimsby trawler GY 177 Pinewold had rescued the crew of the Dutch steamer Amstel which sank after hitting a mine off Flamborough.

 

Tuesday 30th March 1915

 The Fleetwood trawler FD 221 Trygon sank after a collision on the Clyde while on hire to the Admiralty . For more detail of the vessel, courtesy of Bosun's Watch click on vessel's name above.

 

 

 

Wednesday  31st March 1915

 The skipper of the IJmuiden trawler IJM 182 Hibernia reported that on Monday. although he was from a neutral country he was bombed by a german seaplane. The bomb missed him by about 15metres.

The Belgian owners of the newly completed trawler O 175 Marguerite were in Aberdeen seeking the necessary permissions for her to operate from the port. For more detail on her, courtesy of Granton Trawlers click on her name.

 

 

 

Thursday 1st April 1915

 The Glasgow owned trawler M 126 Gloxinia ( for further detail of the ship, courtesy of Tyne Built Ships, please click on her name) was stopped and scuttled by U 10 (Commander: Fritz Stuhr) 40 miles North East by East of the Tyne.

The North Shields Trawler SN 76 Jason was stopped and scuttled by U 10 (Commander: Fritz Stuhr) 40 miles North East by East of the Tyne.

The North Shields Trawler SN 254 Nellie ( for further detail of the ship, courtesy of Tyne Built Ships, please click on her name) was stopped and scuttled by U 10 (Commander: Fritz Stuhr) 35 miles North East by East of the Tyne.

A number of the fishermen from these trawlers were rescued and landed in North Shields by the Shields trawler SN 258 Rhodesia. The Yarmouth steam drifter YH 295 Girl Kathleen was also involved in the rescue.

The Hull trawler Jackdaw picked up the body of Chief Officer Glover of the steamer Seven Seas which had been torpedoed by U 37 (Commander: Eriche Wilcke) 6 miles South of Beachy Head.

 

Friday 2nd April 1915

 The Fishing News reported that prompt action by the skipper of the Leith trawler LH 360 May Island led to British destroyers successfully finding and sinking the German submarine U 12. Later reports indicated that another, Granton, trawler GN 11 Strathisla was also involved in assisting in the sinking. The owners and crews of both boats received payments from the Admiralty. For more detail on the trawlers, courtesy of Granton Trawlers click on their names and similarly for U 12 courtesy of uboat.net.

The Brixham smack BM 265 Onward rescued the crew of the Middlesburgh steamer Lockwood after she was torpedoed by U 24 (Commander: Rudolf Schneider) 25 miles off Start Point.

Newspapers reported the sinking of a trawler called the Dari off the Tyne. I have not been able to find any other records of this ship or of its sinking.

 

 

Saturday  3rd April  1915

 It was reported that the Lowestoft steam drifter LT 859 Orient II landed in Milford Haven a large amount of mail found floating 20 miles West of the scene of the sinking of the steamer Falaba on 28th March.