British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||The Hain Steamship Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||9 Jun 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-101 (Ernst Mengersen)|
|Position||46° 45'N, 38° 00'W - Grid BD 4473|
|Complement||44 (44 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Glasgow - Clyde (1 Jun) - Montreal|
|History||Launched as War Laurel for The Shipping Controller, completed in June 1919 as Trevarrack for The Hain Steamship Co Ltd, London.|
On 13 March 1941, the Treverrack was lying alongside the Athene in the Clyde. A bomb from a German aircraft hit her and both ships were damaged.
|Notes on event|
At 18.35 hours on 9 June 1941 the unescorted Trevarrack (Master William Hambly Freeman), dispersed on 5 June from convoy OB-329 in 51°48N/20°48W, was hit on the starboard side underneath the bridge by one G7e torpedo from U-101 and sank by the bow in less than three minutes after a boiler explosion about 600 miles east of St. John’s, Newfoundland. The U-boat had spotted the ship coming out of fog at 17.10 hours and reported seeing three lifeboats after the sinking. However, the master, 36 crew members and seven gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 44 people who were on board.|
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