British Motor tanker
|Completed||1938 - Deutsche Werft AG, Betrieb Finkenwärder, Hamburg|
|Owner||Inver Tankers Ltd (Andrew Weir & Co), London|
|Date of attack||3 Feb 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-456 (Max-Martin Teichert)|
|Position||56.35N, 23.30W - Grid AL 4131|
|Complement||47 (31 dead and 16 survivors).|
|Route||New York (22 Jan) - Stanlow|
|Cargo||Clean petroleum products|
|History||Completed in December 1938 |
|Notes on event|
At 02.57 hours on 3 Feb, 1943, the Inverilen (Master Joseph Mann) in convoy HX-224 was torpedoed by U-456 south of Iceland. The tanker was abandoned and sank later in 56°13N/20°35W. The master, 24 crew members and six gunners were lost. 14 crew members and two passengers (DBS) were picked up by HMS Asphodel (K 56) (Lt G.L. Fraser, RNR) and landed at Londonderry.
The U-boat was chased after the attack by HMS Londonderry (U 76) (Cdr J.S. Dalison, DSO, RN), which had to abort the chase after she was damaged by a premature detonation of one of her own depth charges.
|On board||We have details of 28 people who were on board.|
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