British Motor merchant
|Completed||1942 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Anchor Line (Henderson Bros) Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||1 Oct 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-532 (Ottoheinrich Junker)|
|Position||06.51N, 74.38E - Grid LD 1760|
|Complement||48 (0 dead and 48 survivors).|
|Route||Calcutta - Colombo (28 Sep) - Aden - UK|
|Cargo||7038 tons of general cargo, including tea, manganese ore and pig iron|
|Notes on event|
On 1 Oct, 1943, the unescorted Tahsinia (Master Charles Edward Stewart) was torpedoed and sunk by gunfire by U-532 northeast of the Maldive Islands. The master, 39 crew members and eight gunners were rescued: the master and 24 survivors were picked up by the British steam merchant Nevasa 10 miles west of Alleppey Lighthouse after seven days and landed at Bombay on 11 October. On 6 October, 23 survivors made landfall on Mahdu Atoll, Maldive Islands and were brought to Colombo by an Indian dhow.
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