Sunday 2nd May 1915

 The Aberdeen  trawler A 669 Sunray was stppoed and sunk by U 39 (Commander:Walter Forstmann) 56 miles North Northeast of Longstone.

The Granton trawler GN 54 Cruiser was stopped and sunk by U 41 (Commander:Claus Hansen) 50 miles South East of Aberdeen. The skipper and four of the crew were killed.

Alexander Palmer, 48, Skipper

Robert William Fleming, 41, Second Engineer

James Jarwick, 64, Cook

H Wallis, Deck Hand

Herbert Sellars Wallace, 17, Deckhand (possibly the same person)

 

The Aberdeen trawler A 527 Martaban was stopped and sunk by U 41 (Commander:Claus Hansen) 22 miles East 1/2 South of Aberdeen.

The North Shields trawler SN 49 St George was stopped and sunk by U 41 (Commander:Claus Hansen) 65 miles E 1/2 South of Aberdeen. The crew were taken prisoner,

The North Shields trawler SN 101 St Louis No 1 was stppoed and sunk by U 39 (Commander:Walter Forstmann)  60 miles East by North1/2North of May Island.

The Hull trawler H 518 Mercury was stopped and sunk by U 41 (Commander:Claus Hansen) 14 miles East by North of Girdleness (also recorded as 14 miles East 1/2 North of Aberdeen)

 

 

 

Monday 3rd May 1915

 The Aberdeen trawler A 384 Scottish Queen was stopped and sunk by U 39 (Commander:Walter Forstmann) 50 miles East Southeast of Aberdeen

The Hull trawler H 290 Bob White was stopped and sunk by U 9 (Commander: Johannes Spiess) 125 miles Northeast 1/2 East of Spurn.

The Hull trawler H 831 Coquet was stopped and sunk by U 9 (Commander: Johannes Spiess) 160 miles East Northeast  of Spurn.

The Hull trawler H 896 Hector was stopped and sunk by U 9 (Commander: Johannes Spiess) 160 miles East Northeast  of Spurn.

The Hull trawler H 886 Hero was stopped and sunk by U 9 (Commander: Johannes Spiess) 150 miles East Northeast  of Hornsea.

The Hull trawler H 328 Iolanthe was stopped and sunk by U 9 (Commander: Johannes Spiess) 140 miles East Northeast  of Hornsea.

The Hull trawler H 455 Northward Ho was stopped and sunk by U 9 (Commander: Johannes Spiess) 125 miles Northeast  of Hornsea.

The Hull trawler H 475 Progress was stopped and sunk by U 9 (Commander: Johannes Spiess) 155 miles East Northeast  of Spurn.

The Grimsby trawler GY 465 Uxbridge sank after striking a mine in the North Sea.

 

 

Tuesday 4th May 1915

 The Grimsby trawler GY 1188 Rugby was stopped and sunk by U 9 (Commander: Johannes Spiess) 100 miles Northeast  of Spurn.

 

 

 

Wednesday  5th May 1915

 The Grimsby trawler GY 208 Straton was stopped and sunk by U 9 (Commander: Johannes Spiess) 40 miles East of Hartlepool.

The Aberdeen trawler A 523 Sceptre  was stopped and sunk by U 39 (Commander: Walter Forstmann) 40 miles Southeast by East of Peterhead.

 

 

Thursday 6th May 1915

 The Hull trawler H 183 Merry Islington was stopped and sunk by U 9 (Commander: Johannes Spiess) 6 miles North NorthEast of Whitby.

The Grimsby trawler GY 517  Don sank after striking a mine on the Swarte Bank 100 miles East by South of Spurn. The skipper and crew of nine were all lost.

Henry Abraham Stevens, Skipper

Joshua Ayers, 55, First Engineer

Charles Byrne, 54, Cook

James Campbell, 36, Deck Hand

George Clatworthy, 54, Deck hand.

Robert Ellis, 60, Mate

Joe Lucian Jaques, 56, Third Hand.

Cyril Owen, 16, Trimmer

Ernest Rodgers, 56, Deck Hand.

Charles Alfred Smith, 32, Second Engineer.

 

Friday 7th May 1915

 The Yarmouth steam drifter YH 126 Benington was stopped and sunk by U 39 (Commander: Walter Forstmann) 180 miles Southeast  of Peterhead.

 

 

Saturday  8th May 1915

 The Grimsby trawler GY 252 Hellenic sank after striking a mine on the Swarte Bank 98 miles East by South of Spurn. Three of the crew were killed.

John Brooks, 44,Third Hand

Ernest Cecil Freshwater,18, Deckhand

George Kimber, 38, Trimmer.