Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Treminnard under her former name Min. Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,694 tons
Completed1922 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields 
OwnerThe Hain Steamship Co Ltd, London 
HomeportSt. Ives 
Date of attack2 Aug 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-160 (Georg Lassen)
Position10° 40'N, 57° 07'W - Grid EE 8783
Complement39 (0 dead and 39 survivors).
RouteAlexandria - Durban (3 Jul) - Trinidad - Ciudad Trujillo 
History Built as Min 1936 renamed Treminnard 
Notes on event

At 18.18 hours on 2 Aug 1942 the unescorted Treminnard (Master Donald Hunt) was hit amidships by one G7a torpedo from U-160 about 200 miles east of Trinidad. The ship sank after a coup de grĂ¢ce hit amidships at 18.37 hours. The Germans then questioned the survivors and took the master as prisoner on board. They also planned to take the first engineer on board, but another ship was then sighted and unsuccessfully chased. 29 crew members and nine gunners were picked up by the Argentinian steam merchant Rio San Juan and landed at Pernambuco.

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