Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,201 tons
Completed1936 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerThe Hain Steamship Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack6 Jun 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)
Position46° 17'N, 36° 20'W - Grid BD 4827
Complement45 (45 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyOB-329 (dispersed)
RouteCardiff - Kingston, Jamaica 
Cargo7800 tons of coal 
History Completed in September 1936 
Notes on event

At 23.25 hours on 6 June 1941 the unescorted Tregarthen (Master Leonard Daniel), dispersed on 5 June from convoy OB-329 in 51°48N/20°48W, was hit in the stern by two torpedoes from U-48 north-northwest of the Azores. The ship capsized and sank within three minutes. The master, 41 crew members and three gunners were lost.

On boardWe have details of 45 people who were on board

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