British Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||The Hain Steamship Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||5 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-130 (Siegfried Keller)|
|Position||43° 50'N, 14° 46'W - Grid BE 9495|
|Complement||47 (3 dead and 44 survivors).|
|Route||Pepel - Gibraltar - London|
|Cargo||7400 tons of iron ore|
|History||Built as War Aconite 1919 renamed Trefusis |
|Notes on event|
At 17.45 hours on 5 March 1943, U-130 attacked convoy XK-2 northwest of Lisbon and sank four ships, the Fidra, Empire Tower, Trefusis and Ger-y-Bryn.
Three crew members from Trefusis (Master Robert Tyrer Browne) were lost. The master, 37 crew members and six gunners were picked up by HMS Coreopsis (K 32) (T/Lt B.C. Hamilton, RNR), transferred to HMS Loch Oskaig (FY 175) (Lt G.F.S. Clampitt) and landed at Londonderry.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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