Norwegian Motor tanker
|Completed||1936 - Eriksbergs Mekaniske Verkstads A/B, Gothenburg|
|Owner||Erling H. Samuelsen, Oslo|
|Date of attack||22 Jan 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-553 (Karl Thurmann)|
|Position||41° 16'N, 60° 32'W - Grid CB 3141|
|Complement||41 (36 dead and 5 survivors).|
|Route||Aruba - Bermuda - Halifax - UK|
|Cargo||11,000 tons of petrol|
|History||Completed in December 1936 |
|Notes on event|
At 22.43 hours on 22 January 1942 the unescorted Innerøy (Master Einar Winsnes) was hit on the starboard side near #7 tank by a torpedo from U-553, caught fire and sank. The master, 32 crew members and three gunners were lost. Five survivors were picked up from a lifeboat 15 hours after the attack by the Empire Amethyst, which had come across two empty lifeboats from the tanker before locating the survivors and were landed at Halifax.
|On board||We have details of 41 people who were on board.|
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