British Steam merchant
|Completed||1909 - Burmeister & Wain´s Maskin & Skibsbyggeri A/S, Copenhagen|
|Owner||Ellerman´s Wilson Line Ltd, Hull|
|Date of attack||2 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-254 (Hans Gilardone)|
|Position||62.45N, 19.07W - Grid AE 7664|
|Complement||30 (0 dead and 30 survivors).|
|Route||Reykjavik (2 Aug) - Scrabster - Hull|
|Cargo||358 tons of fish and 200 tons of ice|
|History||Completed in November 1909 as Danish Flora for Det Forenede D/S (DFDS), Copenhagen. 1940 seized by Britain and renamed Flora II by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 09.27 hours on 2 Aug, 1942, the unescorted Flora II (Master Peter Kristjan Johanes Nielsen) was hit by one torpedo from U-254 and sank within 6 minutes 60 miles southeast of Vestmannaeyar, Iceland. The master, 24 crew members, four gunners and one passenger were picked up from two lifeboats by the Icelandic trawler Juni and landed at Reykjavik.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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