Norwegian Motor merchant
|Completed||1942 - Barclay, Curle & Co, Whiteinch, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||9 Jun 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Damaged by U-432 (Heinz-Otto Schultze)|
|Position||42° 53'N, 67° 11'W - Grid CB 1122|
|Complement||? men (1 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Baltimore - Halifax - UK|
|Cargo||General cargo, including carbide|
On 17 Feb 1942 launched as British Empire Fairbairn, completed on 27 April as Kronprinsen for Government of Norway.
1945 sold to Olsen & Ugelstad, Norway; 1952 renamed Vori for Cia. Nav. Porto Alegre SA, Panama; 1967 renamed Lukia M. for Liminship Cia. Nav., Greece.
|Notes on event|
At 13.01 hours on 9 June 1942, U-432 fired four torpedoes at the convoy BX-23A south of Cape Sable and damaged the Kronprinsen after 1 minute 32 seconds. Another torpedo missed its target, but damaged the Malayan Prince after 2 minutes 5 seconds.
The Kronprinsen lost her stern and the deck cargo caught fire, but the vessel was towed to Pubnico Fairway and beached there to discharge the cargo. On 23 July, after temporary repairs were made, she was towed to Halifax and on 9 October to Boston, Massachusetts to be repaired.
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