British Steam merchant
|Completed||1925 - C. van der Giessen & Zonen’s Scheepswerven NV, Krimpen aan den IJssel|
|Owner||British & Continental SS Co Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||11 May 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-9 (Wolfgang Lüth)|
|Position||51° 21'N, 2° 55'E - Grid AN 8749|
|Complement||23 (17 dead and 6 survivors).|
|Route||Antwerp - Glasgow|
|Cargo||1000 tons of potash and 1200 tons of iron ore|
|History||Completed in April 1925 |
|Notes on event|
At 14.00 hours on 11 May 1940 the unescorted Tringa (Master Hugh Conway) was hit aft by one torpedo from U-9 and sank immediately one and a half miles from the West Hinder buoy at the mouth of the Scheldt. The master, 15 crew members and the Belgian pilot were lost. Six crew members were picked up by HMS Malcolm (D 19) (Capt T.E. Halsey, RN) and landed at Ramsgate on 13 May.
|On board||We have details of 15 people who were on board.|
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