Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Polson Iron Works Co Ltd, Toronto|
|Owner||Bjarne Tetlie, Trondheim|
|Date of attack||5 Sep 1941||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-501 (Hugo Förster)|
|Position||60.38N, 31.18W - Grid AK|
|Complement||23 (0 dead and 23 survivors).|
|Route||Quebec - Cardiff|
|History||January 1919 completed as British War Taurus for Tyzack & Branfoot; 1920 renamed Cormount for Cory Colliers, London; 1924 renamed Norwegian Femund for Rederi A/S Crisco, Christiana; 1928 renamed Rendal for A/S Rendal, Oslo; 1934 renamed Einvik for Bjarne Tetlie, Trondheim |
|Notes on loss|
The Einvik (Master Finn Wetteland) had lost the convoy SC-41 and was sailing alone since a week, when she was torpedoed by U-501 on 5 Sep, 1941 about 450 miles southwest of Iceland and later sunk by gunfire. Iceland Radio had received her distress signals and an aircraft was sent to the position. The aircraft found nothing and they reported that there were probably no survivors. At that time all 23 crew members were heading for Iceland in two lifeboats, which were separated in a storm four days after the sinking. On 12 September, an Icelandic motor boat found twelve men in a lifeboat just west of Heimaey, Iceland and were brought to Vestmanna. The other lifeboat landed at Herdisvik, Iceland the next day.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 23 people who were on this vessel|
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