British Steam merchant
|Completed||1922 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields|
|Owner||The Hain Steamship Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||2 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-160 (Georg Lassen)|
|Position||10.40N, 57.07W - Grid EE 8783|
|Complement||39 (0 dead and 39 survivors).|
|Route||Alexandria - Durban (3 Jul) - Trinidad - Ciudad Trujillo|
|History||Built as Min, 1936 renamed Treminnard |
|Notes on event|
At 18.18 hours on 2 Aug, 1942, the unescorted Treminnard (Master Donald Hunt) was hit amidships by one G7a torpedo from U-160 about 200 miles east of Trinidad. The ship sank after a coup de grâce hit amidships at 18.37 hours. The Germans then questioned the survivors and took the master as prisoner on board. They also planned to take the first engineer on board, but another ship was then sighted and unsuccessfully chased. 29 crew members and nine gunners were picked up by the Argentinian steam merchant Rio San Juan and landed at Pernambuco.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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