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34)EMPIRE TENNYSON MoWT U-175




Photo by Hugh Mac Lean


 


Built 1942


Tonnage 1,700 / 2,880 tons


Cargo: 3,000 tons of bauxite


Route: Demerara - Trinidad


Sunk 01/Oct/42 by U-175 on pos. 09º 27'N 60º 05'W


4 Dead


36 Survivors


Built for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) 


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. U-175 erroneously reported the ship as Tennessee. Four crew members were lost. The master, 29 crew members and six gunners were picked up by the American gunboat USS PG-58 and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad. 


By www.uboat.net


 

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