British Steam merchant
|Completed||1922 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields|
|Owner||The Hain Steamship Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||28 Dec 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-124 (Johann Mohr)|
|Position||10.52N, 60.45W - Grid ED 9964|
|Complement||47 (38 dead and 9 survivors).|
|Route||Massowah, Eritrea - Capetown (30 Nov) - Baltimore|
|Cargo||3000 tons of manganese ore|
|History||Completed in November 1922 |
|Notes on event|
At 09.46 hours on 28 Dec, 1942, the unescorted Treworlas (Master Thomas Harold Stanbury) was hit by a stern torpedo from U-124 and sank within one minute about 50 miles east of Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Germans then tried to question a survivor on a raft, but he jumped into the water when he saw the U-boat approaching, so they left the area. The master, 32 crew members and five gunners were lost. Seven crew members and two gunners were picked up by USS PC-609 and landed at Trinidad on 1 Jan, 1943.
|On board||We have details of 35 people who were on board.|
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