Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,281 tons
Completed1920 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Govan, Glasgow 
OwnerThe Hain Steamship Co Ltd, London 
HomeportSt. Ives 
Date of attack21 Oct 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-82 (Siegfried Rollmann)
Position51° 00'N, 19° 00'W - Grid AL 9818
Complement48 (48 dead - no survivors)
RoutePepel - Freetown (5 Oct) - Cardiff 
Cargo6900 tons of iron ore 
History Laid down as War Maple for The Shipping Controller, launched as War Airman, completed in January 1920 as Treverbyn for The Hain Steamship Co Ltd, London. 
Notes on event

At 22.31 hours on 21 Oct 1941 the Treverbyn (Master Henry Edwards, OBE) in convoy SL-89 was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-82 and sank in 3 minutes southwest of Cape Clear. The master, 35 crew members and ten gunners were lost.

On boardWe have details of 48 people who were on board

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