British Steam tanker
|Completed||1942 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||Eagle Oil & Shipping Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||23 Feb 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-558 (GŁnther Krech)|
|Position||31.18N, 27.20W - Grid DG 5389|
|Complement||53 (0 dead and 53 survivors).|
|Route||Greenock - CuraÁao|
|History||Completed in June 1942 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) |
|Notes on loss|
At 22.14 hours on 23 Feb, 1943, U-382 (Juli) fired one FAT torpedo and one minute later a spread of two G7e torpedoes at the convoy UC-1 south of the Azores. Juli thought that he sank two ships, but only one of these torpedoes struck the Empire Norseman on the starboard side and the tanker stopped.
The master, 41 crew members and eleven gunners from the Empire Norseman (Master William Sharp Smith) were picked up by HMS Totland (Y 88) (LtCdr L.E. Woodhouse, RN), transferred to the Dutch steam merchant Maaskerk and landed at Trinidad.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 1 people who were on this vessel|
Attack entries for Empire Norseman
|23 Feb 1943||U-382||Kptlt. Herbert Juli||Damaged||9,811|
|23 Feb 1943||U-202||Kptlt. GŁnter Poser||Damaged||9,811|
|23 Feb 1943||U-558||Kptlt. GŁnther Krech||Sunk||9,811|
If you can help us with any additional information on this vessel then please contact us.