HMS RECOIL. German Trawler [48 to 52M] – (Dive Dorset: 54 p55, GPS – 50 26.37N; 02 44.02 (11)W) This ship was requisitioned for Naval service by the British. Hit mine and sank 12 miles WSW of Portland Bill. SRN: Vol. 2 p217. British Vessels Lost at Sea: WW2, p7. [Ex – Blackenburg. Built as a German Trawler but was requisitioned by the British as an anti-submarine trawler in June 1940, and unfortunately struck a mine and sunk in 160 feet of water.]

Day of Loss: 28

Month of Loss: 9

Year of Loss: 1940

Longitude: 50 26.37

Latitude: 02 44.02

Approximate Depth: 52