British Motor tanker
|Completed||1939 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland|
|Owner||Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||27 Jul 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-34 (Wilhelm Rollmann)|
|Position||56° 37'N, 17° 56'W - Grid AL 3991|
|Complement||61 (25 dead and 36 survivors).|
|Route||Falmouth - Milford Haven - Curaçao|
|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.
|On board||We have details of 26 people who were on board.|
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