Ships hit by U-boats

Empire Tennyson

British Steam merchant

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NameEmpire Tennyson
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,880 tons
Completed1942 - Wm. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
OwnerJoseph E. Murrell & Son, West Hartlepool 
HomeportWest Hartlepool 
Date of attack1 Oct 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-175 (Heinrich Bruns)
Position9° 27'N, 60° 05'W - Grid EO 1452
Complement40 (4 dead and 36 survivors).
RouteDemerara (30 Sep) - Trinidad 
Cargo3000 tons of bauxite 
History Completed in March 1942 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 09.38 hours on 1 Oct 1942 the unescorted Empire Tennyson (Master Alfred Ernest Wright) was torpedoed and sunk by U-175 southeast of Trinidad. The U-boat erroneously reported the ship as Tennessee. The master and three crew members were lost. 30 crew members and six gunners were picked up by the American gunboat USS PG-58 and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad.

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