Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor merchant

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Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage5,299 tons
Completed1937 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerThe Hain Steamship Co Ltd, London 
HomeportSt. Ives 
Date of attack1 Dec 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-508 (Georg Staats)
Position9° 40'N, 59° 15'W - Grid EO 1271
Complement43 (0 dead and 43 survivors).
RouteSuez - Capetown (7 Nov) - Trinidad - New York 
Notes on event

At 00.06 hours on 1 Dec 1942 the unescorted Trevalgan (Master Alfred Guy Williams) was torpedoed by U-508 southeast of Trinidad and sank after being hit by a coup de grĂ¢ce at 00.50 hours. The master, 33 crew members and nine gunners were picked up by USS PC-572 and landed at Trinidad on 3 December.

On boardWe have details of 5 people who were on board

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