Ships hit by U-boats


Riverton

British Steam merchant



NameRiverton
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,345 tons
Completed1943 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland 
OwnerR. Chapman & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
HomeportNewcastle 
Date of attack23 Apr 1945Nationality:      British
 
FateDamaged by U-1023 (Heinrich-Andreas Schroeteler)
Position50.25N, 05.25W - Grid BF 2190
Complement48 (3 dead and 45 survivors).
ConvoyTBC-135
RouteAntwerp - Mumbles 
CargoBallast 
History Completed in September 1943

Post-war:
1960 sold to Greece and renamed Eftychia for D.P. Margaronis. 1965 sold to Hong Kong and renamed Boaz for Teh-Hu SS Co. Broken up at Kaohsiung in March 1969. 
Notes on event

At 15.35 hours on 23 Apr, 1945, U-1023 fired a spread of two LUT torpedoes at the convoy TBC-135 off St. Ives in the Bristol Channel and heard one detonation and sinking noises. In fact, the Riverton was damaged and beached in St. Ives Bay. She was towed to Swansea in August 1945, repaired and returned to service.

 
On boardWe have details of 8 people who were on board

Location of attack on Riverton.

ship damaged.


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