British Steam merchant
|Completed||1940 - Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee|
|Owner||Watts, Watts & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||15 Jul 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-135 (Otto Luther)|
|Position||28° 36'N, 13° 18'W - Grid DH 93|
|Complement||50 (0 dead and 50 survivors).|
|Route||Hull - Buenos Aires|
|History||Completed in November 1940|
1958 sold to India and renamed Jag Mata for The Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd, Bombay. Broken up at Bombay in March 1963.
|Notes on event|
About 10.20 hours on 15 July 1943, U-135 fired three G7e torpedoes from two bow and one stern tubes at convoy OS-51 and heard one hit by the stern torpedo. Immediately after the attack the U-boat was located by the escorts and sunk after two hours. The ship hit was the Twickenham which arrived at Dakar on 31 July, where the cargo was unloaded. After temporary repairs she returned to the UK on 21 October.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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