British Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Goole|
|Owner||Ellerman´s Wilson Line Ltd, Hull|
|Date of attack||8 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-176 (Reiner Dierksen)|
|Position||56° 30'N, 32° 14'W - Grid AK 0247|
|Complement||44 (3 dead and 41 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Sydney (31 Jul) - Liverpool|
|Cargo||4618 tons of general cargo, including 2000 tons of ammunition|
|History||Completed in October 1924 |
|Notes on event|
At 15.18 hours on 8 Aug 1942, U-176 fired two spreads each of two torpedoes at convoy SC-94 southeast of Cape Farewell and heard two hits after 1 minute 20 seconds and one hit each after 1 minute 34 seconds and 2 minutes 11 seconds, then sinking noises were heard. The victims were Trehata in station #51, Kelso in station #52 and the Mount Kassion in station #53.
Three crew members from the Kelso (Master Alfred Hinchcliff) were lost. The master, 34 crew members and six gunners were picked up by HMCS Battleford (K 165) (T/Lt R.J. Roberts, RCNVR) and landed at Gourock.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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