Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor tanker

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Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage10,364 tons
Completed1939 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland 
OwnerAnglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack27 Jul 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-34 (Wilhelm Rollmann)
Position56° 37'N, 17° 56'W - Grid AL 3991
Complement61 (25 dead and 36 survivors).
RouteFalmouth - Milford Haven - CuraƧao 
Notes on event

At 03.13 hours on 27 July 1940 the Thiara (Master Robert William Thompson) in convoy OB-188 was hit in the bow by a G7e torpedo from U-34 and sank about 170 miles southwest of Rockall. 25 crew members were lost. The master, 31 crew members and four passengers were picked up by HMS Winchelsea (D 46) (LtCdr W.A.F. Hawkins) and landed at Liverpool.

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