History of Leith, Edinburgh

December 17, 2010

Punishment

Still another trawler, H.M.S. ” Sword Dance,” came in for severe punishment while on the important work of minesweeping. During an attack by Heinkels, bombs dropped all round the ship, some as close as 30 feet. The blast was heavy enough to cause some internal damage, but no leaks developed in the hull and the trawler was able to reach port under her own steam. Some months later the ” Sword Dance ” sank as the result of a collision while on convoy duty.

source-Leith Built Ship on War Service

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