Norwegian Motor tanker
|Completed||1930 - Barclay, Curle & Co, Whiteinch, Glasgow|
|Owner||Rafen & Loennechen, Tønsberg|
|Date of attack||4 Aug 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Damaged by U-160 (Georg Lassen)|
|Position||10.25N, 56.00W - Grid EE 8915|
|Complement||33 (2 dead and 31 survivors).|
|Route||Freetown - Trinidad|
|History||Since 1941 in Admiralty service as Royal Fleet Auxiliary. |
|Notes on event|
At 01.59 hours on 4 Aug, 1942, the unescorted Havsten (Master Gjert Olsen) was hit by one torpedo from U-160 (Lassen) and at 02.05 hours, missed by a second torpedo. The U-boat then surfaced and shelled the tanker with 20 rounds, setting her on fire and the crew abandoned ship. The second engineer and another crew member had been killed on watch below.
At 10.31 hours on 6 Aug, 1942, the drifting wreck of the Havsten was sunk by the Italian submarine Enrico Tazzoli (Fecia di Cossato) by two torpedoes in 11°18N/54°45W.
|On board||We have details of 33 people who were on board.|
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