Ships hit by U-boats

Hans Egede

Greenlandic Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Danish Maritime Museum, Elsinore

NameHans Egede
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage900 tons
Completed1905 - Burmeister & Wain´s Maskin & Skibsbyggeri A/S, Copenhagen 
OwnerGrönlands Styreise, Copenhagen 
Date of attack6 Mar 1942Nationality:      Greenlandic
FateSunk by U-587 (Ulrich Borcherdt)
Position46° 00'N, 55° 30'W - Grid BB 6759
Complement24 (24 dead - no survivors)
RouteIvigtut, Greenland (27 Feb) - Philadelphia 
History Completed in April 1905 
Notes on event

On 6 March 1942 U-587 torpedoed and sank a ship reported to be a camouflaged Greenland patrol vessel named Hawse Gude, but this must have been Hans Egede (Master Niels Oluf Christian Petersen) which was reported missing in Canadian waters since 4 March.

On boardWe have details of 24 people who were on board

Location of attack on Hans Egede.

ship sunk.

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