British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||The Hain Steamship Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||8 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-176 (Reiner Dierksen)|
|Position||56.30N, 32.14W - Grid AK 0247|
|Complement||56 (31 dead and 25 survivors).|
|Route||Hampton Roads - Sydney, CB (31 Jul) - Manchester|
|Cargo||3000 tons of steel, 1000 tons of manufactured goods and 3000 tons of foodstuffs, including lard and cheese|
Completed in January 1928 as Nohata for The Hain SS Co Ltd, London. 1936 renamed Trehata for the same owner.
|Notes on event|
At 15.18 hours on 8 Aug, 1942, U-176 fired two spreads each of two torpedoes at the convoy SC-94 southeast of Cape Farewell and heard two hits after 1 minute 20 seconds and one hit each after 1 minute 34 seconds and 2 minutes 11 seconds, then sinking noises were heard. The victims were Trehata in station #51, Kelso in station #52 and the Mount Kassion in station #53.
The Trehata (Master John Lawrie, DSC with Bar, DSO) was the ship of the convoy commodore Vice-Admiral D.F. Moir, DSO, RN. The master, the commodore, six naval staff members, 19 crew members and four gunners were lost. 21 crew members and four gunners were picked up by the Norwegian steam merchant Inger Lise and landed at Preston.
|On board||We have details of 27 people who were on board.|
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