Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2765

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,225 tons
Completed1920 - Richardson, Duck & Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees 
OwnerR. Chapman & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack19 Feb 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-23 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position58° 55'N, 1° 53'W - Grid AN 1634
Complement34 (34 dead - no survivors)
RouteNarvik (14 Feb) - Middlesbrough - Immingham 
CargoIron ore 
History Completed in March 1920 
Notes on event

At 04.05 hours on 19 Feb 1940 the unescorted Tiberton (Master Hugh Mason) was hit by one G7e torpedo from U-23, broke in two and sank in 30 seconds about 33 miles east of Kirkwall, Orkney Islands. The master and 33 crew members were lost.

On boardWe have details of 34 people who were on board

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