British Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - A/S Baltica Værftet, Copenhagen|
|Owner||Common Brothers Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||23 Sep 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-617 (Albrecht Brandi)|
|Position||58° 40'N, 33° 41'W - Grid AK 2565|
|Complement||35 (15 dead and 20 survivors).|
|Route||Three Rivers, Quebec - Sydney (13 Sep) - Tyne|
|Cargo||3438 tons of wheat|
|History||Completed in February 1921 as Fredensbro for F. Hoppe, Denmark. 1930 renamed Tennessee for A/S D/S Viking (A.O. Andersen), Copenhagen. 1932 transferred to Det Forenede D/S (DFDS), Copenhagen. On 1 Jun 1940, seized by Britain and taken over by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 01.42 hours on 23 Sep 1942, Tennessee (Master Aage Henry Albrechtsen), a straggler from convoy SC-100, was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-617 and sank after eleven minutes southeast of Cape Farewell. The master, nine crew members and five gunners were lost. Nine crew members and three gunners were rescued by HMS Nasturtium (K 107) (Lt C.D. Smith, DSC, RNR) and landed at Londonderry. On 26 September, the second officer and seven crew members were picked up by USCGC Ingham (WPG 35) and landed at Reykjavik on 2 October.
|On board||We have details of 15 people who were on board.|
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