Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1901 - Osbourne, Graham & Co Ltd, North Hylton, Sunderland|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Arild (J.A. Thore), Arild|
|Date of attack||11 Sep 1941||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-202 (Hans-Heinz Linder)|
|Position||63.14N, 37.12W - Grid AD 7154|
|Complement||24 (0 dead and 24 survivors).|
|Route||Sydney, CB - Hull|
|Cargo||858 standards of lumber|
|History||Completed in August 1901 as British Norman for Hessler & Co, West Hartlepool. 1914 renamed Saltburn for J. Hessler & Co, West Hartlepool. 1924 sold to Sweden and renamed Scania for Rederi-A/B Arild (J.A. Thore), Arild. |
|Notes on loss|
At 07.05 hours on 11 Sep, 1941, U-82 (Rollmann) fired three torpedoes at three ships in the convoy SC-42 east of Cape Farewell and observed two hits. The Empire Crossbill sank immediately and the Scania was later sunk by U-202.
The Scania was abandoned after the first hit and fell behind the convoy where she was sunk by two torpedoes from U-202 at 13.32 and 13.47 hours.
Attack entries for Scania
|11 Sep 1941||U-82||Oblt. Siegfried Rollmann||Damaged||1,999|
|11 Sep 1941||U-202||Kptlt. Hans-Heinz Linder||Sunk||1,999|
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