Norwegian Motor tanker
|Completed||1930 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||L. Gill-Johannessen, Oslo|
|Date of attack||18 May 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-162 (Jürgen Wattenberg)|
|Position||11.48N, 57.32W - Grid EE 7338|
|Complement||32 (2 dead and 30 survivors).|
|Route||Port of Spain (15 May) - Freetown|
|Cargo||10109 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 board||We have details of 32 people who were on board.|
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