Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,232 tons
Completed1913 - AG Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik, Rostock 
OwnerAndrew Weir & Co, London 
Date of attack11 May 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-181 (Wolfgang Lüth)
Position25° 15'S, 33° 30'E - Grid KP 3777
Complement203 (75 dead and 128 survivors).
ConvoyDN-37 (dispersed)
RouteDurban - Beira - Calcutta 
CargoGeneral cargo 
History Built as Valencia 1920 renamed Hughli 1927 renamed Tinhow 
Notes on event

At 04.08 hours on 11 May 1943 the unescorted Tinhow (Master Philip Henry Aydon) was torpedoed and sunk by U-181 about 25 miles 230° from Limpoo Light in the Mozambique Channel. The master, 24 crew members and 50 passengers were lost. 41 crew members, twelve gunners and 75 passengers were picked up by Portuguese fishing boats and landed at Lourcenço Marques on 13 May.

On boardWe have details of 76 people who were on board

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