british Fleurette (LT-312) (+1917)
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general
nationality british
purpose fishing
type smack
propulsion sailing ship
date built 1909
status
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weight (tons) 60  grt
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about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 13/02/1917  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.5rank: 660
about people
builder
Sanders & Co. , Galmpton
owner
Linder R. W., Lowestoft
captain
no. of crew 5
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 26/03/2011
last update Lettens Jan
last update 09/05/2012
 
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Lettens Jan09/05/2012
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remarksCalculated as '1 mile E x N [78.75°] from UK, Godrevy Lighthouse (island)'.
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Lettens Jan05/11/2010English Fishing Smack

The Smack was the type of fishing boat that brought home the fish to Market for most of the 19th Century, up to the Second World War .

The smack was usually ketch rigged, some had a topsail on the Mizzen mast , while others had a bowsprit carrying a jib.

These boats were very popular in Brixham, Grimsby and Lowestoft. Having sails in red ochre, they were a picturesque sight.
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Lettens Jan09/05/2012Fleurette, built by Sanders & Co., Galmpton in 1909 and owned at the time of her loss by R Linder, was a British fishing smack of 60 tons.

On February 13th, 1917, Fleurette was stopped by the German submarine UC-47 (Paul Hundius), Without any compassion whatsoever, the crew of 5 were ordered by the Germans to take the small llfeboat in very stormy weather.

So stormy it was that the submarine was even not able to sink this easy target. The crew was never heard of again. Fleurette stayed afloat and came ashore 1 mile northeast from Godrevy lighthouse and was a total loss.

Note: 1 mile NE from Godrevy is not on land. We presume 1 mile ExN.

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