Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,930 tons
Completed1925 - C. van der Giessen & Zonen’s Scheepswerven NV, Krimpen aan den IJssel 
OwnerBritish & Continental SS Co Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack11 May 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-9 (Wolfgang Lüth)
Position51° 21'N, 2° 55'E - Grid AN 8749
Complement23 (17 dead and 6 survivors).
RouteAntwerp - Glasgow 
Cargo1000 tons of potash and 1200 tons of iron ore 
History Completed in April 1925 
Notes on event

At 14.00 hours on 11 May 1940 the unescorted Tringa (Master Hugh Conway) was hit aft by one torpedo from U-9 and sank immediately one and a half miles from the West Hinder buoy at the mouth of the Scheldt. The master, 15 crew members and the Belgian pilot were lost. Six crew members were picked up by HMS Malcolm (D 19) (Capt T.E. Halsey, RN) and landed at Ramsgate on 13 May.

On boardWe have details of 15 people who were on board

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