SS Tregenna

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Name: SS Tregenna
Owner: Edward Hain & Son
Builder: William Gray & Company, Hartlepool
Yard number: 915
Launched: 1 May 1919
Fate: Sunk by U-65 on 9 September 1940
General characteristics
Type: Steamship
Tonnage: 5,242 GT
Length: 400 ft 1.2 in (122.0 m)
Beam: 52 ft 3.6 in (15.9 m)
Height: 28 ft 4.8 in (8.7 m)
Installed power: 517 ihp (386 kW)
Propulsion: 3-cylinder Triple expansion steam engine, built by Central Marine Engine Works, Hartlepool, England
Speed: 11 kn (13 mph; 20 km/h)
Complement: 37 officers and crew

The SS Tregenna was a steamship built by Wm. Gray and Company Ltd. for Edward Hain & Son of St Ives, England. Originally named the War Bulldog, she was renamed before completion in 1919.

In August 1921, Tregenna reported sighting the wreckage of a Farman Goliath aircraft of SNETA that had ditched in the English Channel.[1]

On 7 August 1930, Tregenna ran aground at Alligator Pond, Jamaica.[2] She was refloated on 10 August 1930 and returned to service.[3]

On 17 September 1940, Tregenna was sunk by the German submarine U-65 while travelling in convoy 78 mi (68 nmi; 126 km) north-west of Rockall during World War II. Thirty-three of the 37 crew aboard were killed, including the Master, William Thomas Care. She was en route from Halifax to Newport, Wales, carrying 8,000 short tons (7,300 t) of steel. The four survivors were rescued by the ship travelling astern of her in the convoy.

External links

  • Documents relating to the loss of the SS Tregenna


  1. ^ "Wreck of an Air Mail". The Times (42810). London. 27 August 1921. col F, p. 9.
  2. ^ "Casualty reports". The Times (45587). London. 9 August 1930. col F, p. 19.
  3. ^ "Casualty reports". The Times (45589). London. 12 August 1930. col G, p. 15.

Coordinates: 58°22′N 15°42′W / 58.367°N 15.700°W / 58.367; -15.700

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