Ships hit by U-boats


Nyggjaberg

Faroese Steam trawler



NameNyggjaberg
Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage349 tons
Completed1916 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley 
OwnerS.J. Ellefsen & M.J. Mortensen, Midvaag 
HomeportMidvaag 
Date of attack7 Mar 1942Nationality:      Faroese
 
FateSunk by U-701 (Horst Degen)
Position - Grid AE 8265
Complement21 (21 dead - no survivors)
Convoy
RouteFaroes - Fishing grounds off Iceland 
Cargo 
History Completed in September 1916 as St. Hubert (H 493) for St. Andrew┬┤s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. 1939 sold to the Faroe Islands and renamed Nyggjaberg (VA 82). 
Notes on event

At 23.14 hours on 7 March 1942 the Nyggjaberg was hit by one torpedo from U-701 and sank within two minutes south of Iceland.

 
On boardWe have details of 21 people who were on board


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