HMT Lincoln City

Faeroe Islands,Europe

Pembroke Castle was laid down as a trawler by Smiths Dock Company in Middlesbrough and was launched in October 1933 for Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co. Ltd. Five years later she was renamed to Lincoln City,but still sailed for the same company. At the outbreak of world war two she was requisitioned by the Admiralty and refitted as a auxiliary anti submarine trawler and one 4 " gun. In early 1941 she was to the Faeroe Island and stationed in Torshavn. The island suffered several German air raids in 1941 and under a raid 21.February 1941 she shot down one bomber but was herself bombed and sunk outside Torshavn harbor. The whole crew of eight men perished. The wreck was later blown up due to the shallow depth and live ammunition on board, and the remains rest today approx 100 meter south of the harbor entrance on a depth of twenty meters.

Former names:
Lincoln City
Pembroke Castle
47,2 x 8,1 x 3,7 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
398 grt
Middlesbrough ( UK ) 1933
London ( UK )

Picture: HMS Basset in 1938
Typical Royal naval trawler of the time, equipped with one gun

Last updated: October 2013