Swedish Motor merchant
|Completed||1921 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Transatlantic, Gothenburg|
|Date of attack||12 Jan 1942||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-43 (Wolfgang Lüth)|
|Position||57N, 26W - Grid AL 1938|
|Complement||40 (38 dead and 2 survivors).|
|Route||Bombay - Halifax (2 Jan) - Hull|
|Cargo||4696 tons of copra, 300 tons of manganese ore, 80 tons of trucks and eight aircraft|
|History||Completed in March 1921. In December 1923 collided with the Danish steam merchant Hermod at Schelde, both ships were badly damaged. Yngaren was repaired at Gothenburg, but was again damaged when rammed by the Spanish steam merchant Villa Franca at Schelde in 1925. |
|Notes on event|
At 08.02 hours on 12 Jan, 1942, the unescorted Yngaren, a straggler from convoy HX-168 due to bad weather, was hit by two torpedoes from U-43 in heavy seas and sank within one minute about 600 miles west of Ireland. The master, 31 crew members and six British passengers were lost. On 10 February, two survivors (a Swede and a Dane) on a raft were spotted by a Hudson aircraft from the Coastal Command. They were picked up the next day by a British fishing trawler that was directed to them by a Catalina flying boat.
|On board||We have details of 40 people who were on board.|
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