Hungarian Steam merchant
|Completed||1913 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields|
|Owner||Neptun Sea Navigation Co Ltd (B. Burger), Budapest|
|Date of attack||19 Aug 1940||Nationality: Hungarian|
|Fate||Sunk by UA (Hans Cohausz)|
|Position||50° 00'N, 22° 00'W - Grid BE 1612|
|Complement||74 (6 dead and 68 survivors).|
|Route||Port Talbot - Tampa|
|History||Completed in June 1913 as British Tregarthen for Hain SS Co Ltd (E. Hain & Son), St. Ives. 1933 sold to Hungary and renamed Kelet. |
|Notes on event|
On 19 August 1940 the Kelet was stopped by UA with gunfire and at 09.10 hours hit by a coup de grâce, but the vessel remained afloat and was shelled until she sank at 10.01 hours. Earlier the ship had picked up 41 survivors from the Clan Macphee, which had been sunk by U-30 (Lemp) on 16 August, six of them were lost. The 33 crew members and the remaining 35 survivors were picked up by the Norwegian merchant Varegg and landed at Galway on 26 August.
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