british Hain Steamship Co. Ltd. - Hain E. & Co. - Edward Hain SS Trewellard [+1940]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1936
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 5201  grt
dimensions 136.7 x 17.07 x 7.32 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine and LP turbine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 469  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 883
IMO/Off. no. 164680
call sign
GYXT  
GYXT
about the loss
cause lost gunfire - shelled
date lost 05/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.14rank: 647
about people
builder
Lithgows Ltd., Glasgow
engine by
Rowan David & Co., Glasgow
owner
Hain Steamship Co. Ltd. - Hain E. & Co. - Edward Hain, London
captain Daniel L.
no. of crew 40
about the wreck
depth (m.) 2500 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
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entered by Claes Johnny
entered 05/02/2009
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 05/11/2013
 
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Jan Lettens05/11/2009
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Claes Johnny05/02/2009The TREWELLARD was overtaken and sunk by the SCHEER some hours after the action with JERVIS BAY, going down with the loss of 14 men. Capt. Daniel was among the survivors, of whom 25 in three boats were picked up by the steamship GLOUCESTER CITY, Capt. Smith, O.B.E.
Jan Lettens13/08/2011CONVOY HX-84

The German battlecruiser Admiral Scheer sailed on 14 October 1940 and her first target was convoy HX-84 from Halifax Nova Scotia, which had been identified by B-Dienst radio intercepts. Admiral Scheer's seaplane located the convoy on 5 November 1940 and, believing it to be unescorted, Admiral Scheer closed in.

However, as the convoy appeared over the horizon, one vessel sailed out to challenge her. The HMS Jervis Bay , commanded by Captain Edward Fegen, was an armed merchant ship and was the only defence for the convoy. Owing to insufficient Allied warship numbers at this early stage in the war, convoys received destroyer escorts only on the last three days of their journey.

HMS Jervis Bay with her eight 6 in (15 cm) guns was hopelessly outclassed, but the German ship had to deal with her before pursuing the convoy, which had already begun to scatter and make smoke. Admiral Scheer succeeded in sinking six other ships, Kenbane Head, Beaverford, Fresno City, Maidan, Mopan, Trewellard and setting the tanker San Demetrio on fire (later salvaged).

The damage inflicted by Admiral Scheer would have been far greater, had it not been for the sacrifice of courageous HMS Jervis Bay and her heroic crew.
Jan Lettens28/08/2008UK hydro member
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Hain Steamship Co. Ltd. - Hain E. & Co. - Edward Hain, London

Existed in 1878 as 'E. Hain & Co' from St Ives, Cornwall. In 1901 named 'Hain Steamship Co.', operating from Cardiff Purchased in 1917 by P&O and moved to London, but maintained name & flag. In 1972 the company was merged into P&O's General Cargo Divison. The company ships started with the Cornish title Tre. Before 1938, the flag showed EH instead of a single H.


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