British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields|
|Owner||The Hain Steamship Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||4 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-178 (Hans Ibbeken)|
|Position||25° 46'S, 33° 48'E - Grid KP 5355|
|Complement||50 (3 dead and 47 survivors).|
|Route||Bombay - Mahe, Seychelles (27 Oct) - Durban - UK|
|Cargo||2500 tons of manganese ore, 1700 tons of nuts, 1650 tons of copra and general cargo|
|History||Launched as War Mallard, completed as Trekieve |
|Notes on event|
At 14.46 hours on 4 Nov 1942 the unescorted Trekieve (Master Edwin Aubrey Grant Jenkins) was torpedoed and sunk by U-178 east of Maputo in the Mozambique Channel. Three crew members were lost. The master, 38 crew members, six gunners and two passengers (DBS) made landfall at Inhaca Island, Portuguese East Africa.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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