British Steam merchant
|Completed||1943 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland|
|Owner||R. Chapman & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||23 Apr 1945||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-1023 (Heinrich-Andreas Schroeteler)|
|Position||50° 25'N, 5° 25'W - Grid BF 2190|
|Complement||48 (3 dead and 45 survivors).|
|Route||Antwerp - Mumbles|
|History||Completed in September 1943|
1960 sold to Greece and renamed Eftychia for D.P. Margaronis. 1965 sold to Hong Kong and renamed Boaz for Teh-Hu SS Co. Broken up at Kaohsiung in March 1969.
|Notes on event|
At 15.35 hours on 23 April 1945, U-1023 fired a spread of two LUT torpedoes at convoy TBC-135 off St. Ives in the Bristol Channel and heard one detonation and sinking noises. In fact, the Riverton was damaged and beached in St. Ives Bay. She was towed to Swansea in August 1945, repaired and returned to service.
|On board||We have details of 9 people who were on board.|
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