Trevanion (1937)
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Jan. 31, 2013

I have a late Georgian/early Victorian house in Cornwall called Trevanion and I am looking into the origin of the name.  I have just been told by somebody local that there was a Merchant Ship called Trevanion which did sail out of Falmouth and was sunk in the Atlantic by the German warship Admiral Graf Spee.  I initially looked at your website to verify the facts and I subsequently found this reference  which says that it was in fact an Australian Merchant ship.  Further it says that it was the first Australian ship to be sunk in WWII.  I thought that this may be of interest to you.

Yours sincerely,
Del Romang

Feb. 3, 2013

All my records indicate Trevanion was British flagged, owned by Hain Steamship of London. The connection may be correct as the Hain Company was established in St. Ives, Cornwall in the late 1800's. I do not know know where they got their information.

Michael W. Pocock

Oct. 9, 2011

Very interesting to see Trevanion sinking pictures as my dad William Lafferty was bosun. Later rescued by the Cossack.

Alan Lafferty

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