Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,242 tons
Completed1919 - W. Gray & Co (1918) Ltd, West Hartlepool 
OwnerThe Hain Steamship Co Ltd, London 
HomeportSt. Ives 
Date of attack17 Sep 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-65 (Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen)
Position58° 22'N, 15° 42'W - Grid AM 1574
Complement37 (33 dead and 4 survivors).
RoutePhiladelphia - Halifax (5 Sep) - Newport, Mon. 
Cargo8000 tons of steel 
History Laid down as War Bulldog for The Shipping Controller, completed in July 1919 as Tregenna for The Hain Steamship Co Ltd, London. 
Notes on event

At 16.26 hours on 17 September 1940 the Tregenna (Master William Thomas Care) in convoy HX-71 was hit by one torpedo from U-65 and sank immediately 78 miles northwest of Rockall. The master, 31 crew members and one gunner were lost. Four crew members were picked up by Filleigh and landed at Avonmouth.

On boardWe have details of 33 people who were on board

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