Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Triona at anchor off Ocean Island in 1956/57. Photo courtesy of Keith Plumridge

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,283 tons
Completed1943 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerBritish Phosphate Commissioners (A. Weir & Co Ltd), London 
Date of attack11 Jan 1944Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-532 (Ottoheinrich Junker)
Position0° 03'N, 80° 43'E - Grid LO 52
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteColombo - Fremantle 
History Completed in February 1943

Broken up at Hong Kong in May 1960. 
Notes on event

At 23.40 hours on 11 Jan 1944 the unescorted Triona (Master Long) was slightly damaged by two torpedoes from U-532 that detonated in her anti-torpedo nets while steaming at 12 knots about 350 miles south of Ceylon. The U-boat reported that two further torpedoes presumably passed underneath the ship without detonating. The ship escaped and continued to Australia, where she was repaired in Melbourne and returned to service after six weeks.

On boardWe have details of 12 people who were on board

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