Norwegian Motor tanker
|Completed||1931 - Odense Staalskibsværft ved A.P. Møller, Odense|
|Owner||Moltzau & Christensen, Oslo|
|Date of attack||15 Jun 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-552 (Erich Topp)|
|Position||43.18N, 17.38W - Grid BE 8839|
|Complement||37 (0 dead and 37 survivors).|
|Route||Curaçao - Lisbon (11 Jun) - Clyde|
|Cargo||6000 tons of fuel oil|
|History||Completed in August 1931. Since 1940 in Admiralty service as Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). |
|Notes on event|
The Slemdal (Master Joh. M. Pedersen) was torpedoed in the foreship on the starboard side and sank about 90 minutes later. 20 survivors were picked up by HMS Marigold (K 87) (Lt J.A.S. Halcrow, RNR) and 17 survivors by the British rescue ship Copeland (Master J. McKellar, OBE) and landed at Gourock on 20 June.
|On board||We have details of 37 people who were on board.|
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