British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Richardson, Duck & Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees|
|Owner||R. Chapman & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||19 Feb 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-23 (Otto Kretschmer)|
|Position||58° 55'N, 1° 53'W - Grid AN 1634|
|Complement||34 (34 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Narvik (14 Feb) - Middlesbrough - Immingham|
|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 board||We have details of 34 people who were on board.|
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