British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Andrew Weir & Co, London|
|Date of attack||23 Nov 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-123 (Karl-Heinz Moehle)|
|Position||57.00N, 20.30W - Grid AL 3958|
|Complement||76 (71 dead and 5 survivors).|
|Route||Hull - Buenos Aires|
|Cargo||6150 tons of coal|
|History||Laid down as War Mammoth for The Shipping Controller, completed in May 1919 as Tymeric for Andrew Weir & Co, London. |
|Notes on event|
At 08.15 hours on 23 Nov, 1940, the Tymeric (Master Thomas Fraser) in convoy OB-244 was hit by a stern torpedo from U-123 and sank in flames after 17 minutes about 350 miles west-northwest of Malin Head. 71 crew members were lost. The master and four crew members were picked up by HMS Sandwich (L 12) (Cdr M.J. Yeatman, RN) and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 74 people who were on board.|
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