Daily Event for September 6, 2009

Launched in 1898 in Selby, North Yorkshire the King Erik was a 228 ton steam trawler, she served in the fishing fleet until called up in 1915 for duty as a minesweeper. She was armed with one 3" gun and survived the war, being returned to her owners in 1919. Twenty-two years later during the next war, on Sept. 6, 1941 the U-141 fired a single torpedo at the King Erik, the small ship exploded and sank with all fifteen men on board, none survived. This was the last ship sunk by U-141, she returned to Kiel later in the month and was used as a training boat for the rest of her career.

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Roll of Honour
In memory of those who lost their lives in SS King Erik
"As long as we embrace them in our memory, their spirit will always be with us"

Aisthorpe, George
Chief Engineer
Bond, George C.
Fireman & Trimmer
Bowles, Eddie C.
Deck Hand
Brewer, John B.
2nd Hand
Davidson, Francis H.
Durbin, Frederick
3rd Hand
Garton, James
Grundy, John J.
Deck Hand
Helme, Walter A.
Deck Hand
Leach, Arthur
Deck Hand
Lewis, William M.
Fireman & Trimmer
Wall, Thomas
Deck Hand
Watson, William A.
2nd Engineer
Wilkins, George
Deck Hand
Wroe, Joseph
Deck Hand

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