Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1931 - Trondhjems Mekaniske Verksted, Trondheim|
|Owner||Bertrand Jacobsen, Arendal|
|Date of attack||22 Feb 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-96 (Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock)|
|Position||44.00N, 63.30W - Grid BB 7746|
|Complement||19 (19 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Halifax (21 Feb) - Charleston|
|Cargo||Paper and cellulose|
|Notes on event|
At 02.44 hours on 22 Feb, 1942, the unescorted Torungen (Master Emil Bruun) was hit by one G7e torpedo from U-96 off Nova Scotia after a first G7e torpedo had missed at 01.31 hours. The U-boat then surfaced and the crew had first to thaw the ice off the deck gun before firing 27 rounds from 03.50 to 04.20 hours and observed how the ship sank by the stern ten minutes later. The Germans reported that the crew had abandoned ship in lifeboats and were seen to row towards land, but the master and 18 crew members were never seen again. On 2 March, the Lucille M. found a waterfilled lifeboat from the ship with the body of the first Engineer outside of Lockport, Nova Scotia.
|On board||We have details of 19 people who were on board.|
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