Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2789

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,692 tons
Completed1922 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields 
OwnerThe Hain Steamship Co Ltd, London 
HomeportSt. Ives 
Date of attack28 Dec 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-124 (Johann Mohr)
Position10° 52'N, 60° 45'W - Grid ED 9964
Complement47 (38 dead and 9 survivors).
RouteMassowah, Eritrea - Capetown (30 Nov) - Baltimore 
Cargo3000 tons of manganese ore 
History Completed in November 1922 
Notes on event

At 09.46 hours on 28 Dec 1942 the unescorted Treworlas (Master Thomas Harold Stanbury) was hit by a stern torpedo from U-124 and sank within one minute about 50 miles east of Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Germans then tried to question a survivor on a raft, but he jumped into the water when he saw the U-boat approaching, so they left the area. The master, 32 crew members and five gunners were lost. Seven crew members and two gunners were picked up by USS PC-609 and landed at Trinidad on 1 Jan 1943.

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