Ships hit by U-boats


Glitrefjell

Norwegian Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of Maana Forlag

NameGlitrefjell
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,568 tons
Completed1934 - Porsgrund Mek Verksted, Porsgrunn 
OwnerOlsen & Ugelstad, Oslo 
HomeportOslo 
Date of attack16 Dec 1939Nationality:      Norwegian
 
FateSunk by U-59 (Harald Jürst)
Position56.14N, 01.04E - Grid AN 5321
Complement18 (5 dead and 13 survivors).
Convoy
RouteOslo - Tyne 
CargoBallast 
History  
Notes on event

At 12.49 hours on 16 Dec, 1939, the neutral and unescorted Glitrefjell (Master Elmar Malmgren) was hit amidships by one G7e torpedo from U-59 and sank after breaking in two about 75 miles east of St. Abb´s Head. The master and four crew members were lost. The survivors were picked up by the Icarion some hours later and taken to Leith.

 
On boardWe have details of 5 people who were on board

Location of attack on Glitrefjell.

ship sunk.


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