British Steam merchant
|Completed||1926 - Dunlop, Bremner & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Transitus Shipping Ltd (Cornelis A. Lensen), London|
|Date of attack||8 Apr 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-124 (Georg-Wilhelm Schulz)|
|Position||7° 43'N, 15° 11'W - Grid ET 2672|
|Complement||31 (3 dead and 28 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - Pepel|
|History||Completed in May 1926 as British Quercus for Arbor Shipping Co, London. 1927 sold to the Netherlands and renamed Tweed for NV Nederlandsche Zeereederij, Rotterdam. 1935 sold to Transitus Shipping Ltd (Cornelis A. Lensen), London. |
|Notes on event|
At 12.25 hours on 8 April 1941 the unescorted Tweed (Master Henry Fellingham), dispersed from convoy OB-296, was hit underneath the bridge by one torpedo from U-124 southwest of Freetown. The ship was missed by a second torpedo two minutes later because she turned, but sank by the bow at 12.30 hours. Three crew members were lost. The U-boat surfaced after the attack, approached a capsized lifeboat and took the ten men on it aboard for questioning. While the boat was rightened, the German doctor took care of an injured crew member and they were all allowed to reboard the lifeboat. The master, 25 crew members and two gunners in two lifeboats made landfall at Conakry, French West Africa.
|On board||We have details of 7 people who were on board.|
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