Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,736 tons
Completed1928 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Greenock 
OwnerThe Hain Steamship Co Ltd, London 
HomeportSt. Ives 
Date of attack27 Aug 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-557 (Ottokar Arnold Paulssen)
Position53° 36'N, 18° 40'W - Grid AL 6996
Complement53 (32 dead and 21 survivors).
RouteLondon - Duala, Cameroons 
CargoGeneral cargo and war stores 
History Completed in January 1928 as Nimoda for The Hain Steamship Co Ltd, London. 1937 renamed Tremoda for the same owner. 
Notes on event

At 02.05 hours on 27 Aug 1941 the Tremoda (Master James Sincock Bastian) in convoy OS-4 was torpedoed by U-557 west of Achill Island and was last seen drifting in 54°08N/15°28W the next day. The master, 25 crew members and six gunners were lost. 20 crew members and one gunner were picked up by FFL Chevreuil and landed at Kingston, Jamaica.

On boardWe have details of 32 people who were on board

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