Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2794

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,228 tons
Completed1919 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne 
OwnerAndrew Weir & Co, London 
Date of attack23 Nov 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-123 (Karl-Heinz Moehle)
Position57° 00'N, 20° 30'W - Grid AL 3958
Complement76 (71 dead and 5 survivors).
RouteHull - Buenos Aires 
Cargo6150 tons of coal 
History Laid down as War Mammoth for The Shipping Controller, completed in May 1919 as Tymeric for Andrew Weir & Co, London. 
Notes on event

At 08.15 hours on 23 Nov 1940 the Tymeric (Master Thomas Fraser) in convoy OB-244 was hit by a stern torpedo from U-123 and sank in flames after 17 minutes about 350 miles west-northwest of Malin Head. 71 crew members were lost. The master and four crew members were picked up by HMS Sandwich (L 12) (Cdr M.J. Yeatman, RN) and landed at Liverpool.

On boardWe have details of 74 people who were on board

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