Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1934 - Porsgrund Mek Verksted, Porsgrunn|
|Owner||Olsen & Ugelstad, Oslo|
|Date of attack||16 Dec 1939||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-59 (Harald Jürst)|
|Position||56° 14'N, 1° 04'E - Grid AN 5321|
|Complement||18 (5 dead and 13 survivors).|
|Route||Oslo - Tyne|
|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 board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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