Ships hit by U-boats


Beth

Norwegian Motor tanker


We don't have a picture of this vessel at this time.


NameBeth
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage6,852 tons
Completed1930 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerL. Gill-Johannessen, Oslo 
HomeportOslo 
Date of attack18 May 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
 
FateSunk by U-162 (J├╝rgen Wattenberg)
Position11° 48'N, 57° 32'W - Grid EE 7338
Complement32 (2 dead and 30 survivors).
Convoy
RoutePort of Spain (15 May) - Freetown 
Cargo10109 tons of fuel oil 
History Since 1941 in Admiralty service as Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). 
Notes on event

At 02.10 hours on 18 May 1942 the Beth (Master Hans Gulliksen) was hit by two torpedoes from U-162 and sank. 21 men, including the master reached Barbados in two lifeboats after 36 hours, nine others landed at Tobago in a third lifeboat on 20 May.

 
On boardWe have details of 32 people who were on board

Location of attack on Beth.

ship sunk.


If you can help us with any additional information on this vessel then please contact us.

Return to Allied Ships hit by U-boats