British Steam merchant
|Completed||1942 - Wm. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Joseph E. Murrell & Son, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||1 Oct 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-175 (Heinrich Bruns)|
|Position||9° 27'N, 60° 05'W - Grid EO 1452|
|Complement||40 (4 dead and 36 survivors).|
|Route||Demerara (30 Sep) - Trinidad|
|Cargo||3000 tons of bauxite|
|History||Completed in March 1942 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 09.38 hours on 1 Oct 1942 the unescorted Empire Tennyson (Master Alfred Ernest Wright) was torpedoed and sunk by U-175 southeast of Trinidad. The U-boat erroneously reported the ship as Tennessee. The master and three crew members were lost. 30 crew members and six gunners were picked up by the American gunboat USS PG-58 and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad.
|On board||We have details of 13 people who were on board.|
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