British Steam merchant
|Completed||1922 - John Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Aberdeen|
|Owner||Ellerman´s Wilson Line Ltd, Hull|
|Date of attack||15 Sep 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-36 (Wilhelm Fröhlich)|
|Position||58.20N, 02.00E - Grid AN 4533|
|Complement||20 (0 dead and 20 survivors).|
|Route||Hull - Tyne - Trondheim|
|Cargo||500 tons of coal and coke, 150 tons of general cargo and 150 tons of nickel and copper|
|History||Completed in March 1922 |
|Notes on event|
At 19.05 hours on 15 Sep, 1939, the unescorted Truro (Master John Charles Egner) was stopped and searched by U-36 about 150 miles east of Kinnaird Head. The ship carried contraband, so the crew was ordered into the lifeboats and the ship sunk with a torpedo after a first torpedo was a dud and the Germans were not able to hit the ship with their guns due to high seas. The survivors were picked up by the Belgian trawlers Nautilus and Edwaard Van Flaaneren, transferred to one of the trawlers and landed at Aberdeen on 17 September.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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