Norwegian Motor merchant
|Completed||1925 - Kjobenhavns Flydedok & Skibsværft A/S, Copenhagen|
|Owner||A/S J. Ludwig Mowinckels Rederi, Bergen|
|Date of attack||11 Feb 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-136 (Heinrich Zimmermann)|
|Position||56° 10'N, 21° 07'W - Grid AL 5235|
|Complement||30 (0 dead and 30 survivors).|
|Route||New York (21 Jan) - Halifax (30 Jan) - Liverpool|
|Cargo||7700 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in February 1925 |
|Notes on event|
Between 01.33 and 01.35 hours on 11 Feb 1942, U-136 fired four torpedoes at the convoy SC-67 south of Iceland and reported hits on two steamers and on a corvette and later sighted debris and two lifeboats. In fact, the Heina and HMCS Spikenard (K 198) were sunk.
The Heina (Master Alfred Herman Aardahl) in station #72 was hit below the #2 hatch, developed a heavy list and sank vertically three hours later. All men were picked up by HMCS Dauphin (K 157) (Lt R.A.S. MacNeil, RCNR) and landed at Londonderry, where the injured master was taken to a hospital.
|On board||We have details of 29 people who were on board.|
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