The man executed for ramming a U-boat
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Charles Fryatt: The man executed for ramming a U-boat

Charles Fryatt was the captain of a passenger ferry who rammed a World War One U-boat in a bid to save his passengers and crew.

The Harwich ship commander was put on trial as a franc-tireur in the Belgian city of Bruges and executed by firing squad on 27 July 1916.

His great-granddaughter Louise Gill, of Colchester, tells his story.

  • 16 Jul 2016