British Motor tanker
|Completed||1928 - Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Houlder Brothers & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||20 Jan 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-34 (Wilhelm Rollmann)|
|Position||50° 06'N, 5° 01'W - Grid BF 2279|
|Complement||55 (0 dead and 55 survivors).|
|Route||Falmouth - Falmouth Bay|
|History||Completed in October 1928 |
|Notes on event|
On 20 Jan 1940 the Caroni River (Master Robert Stanley Grigg) struck a mine laid the day before by U-34 and sank in the Falmouth Bay, while carrying out paravane trials and defensive armament tests. The master, 42 crew members, Cdr J.G. Bradshaw RN and eleven naval personnel were picked up by the Falmouth lifeboat and a naval cutter and landed at Falmouth.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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