Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1923 - Blyth Shipbuilding & Dry Docks Co Ltd, Blyth|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Bifrost (J.R. Trapp), Gothenburg|
|Date of attack||6 Dec 1939||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-31 (Johannes Habekost)|
|Position||56.25N, 01.08E - Grid AN 4887|
|Complement||22 (0 dead and 22 survivors).|
|Route||Tyne - Gothenburg|
|History||Competed in January 1923 as British Aydon for Aydon SS Co Ltd (J. Ridley, Son & Tully), Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1937 sold to Sweden and renamed Vinga for Rederi-A/B Bifrost (J.R. Trapp), Gothenburg. |
|Notes on event|
At 23.49 hours on 6 Dec, 1939, the unescorted and neutral Vinga (Master Thorsten Parrow) was hit in the foreship by one G7a torpedo from U-31 about 100 miles east of Dundee and sank slowly within 20 minutes. The survivors were picked up by the Danish steam merchant Transporter.
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