British Steam merchant
|Completed||1902 - Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij NV, Amsterdam|
|Owner||James Gardiner & Co, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||8 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-379 (Paul-Hugo Kettner)|
|Position||56.30N, 32.14W - Grid AK 2995|
|Complement||38 (0 dead and 38 survivors).|
|Route||Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia (24 Jul) - Sydney (31 Jul) - Ellesmere Port|
|Cargo||3200 tons of pulp|
|History||Completed in September 1902 as Dutch Farmsum for NV Stoomvaart Mij Oostzee (Vinke & Co), Amsterdam. 1923 sold to Denmark and renamed Anneberg for C.P. Jensen, Copenhagen. 1932 sold to Finland, owned by Arthur Ekbom, Mariehamn.|
On 13 Jan, 1940, the Anneberg was in a small Finnish convoy to Sweden and about five miles from Swedish territorial waters, when she was missed by two torpedoes from the Soviet submarine SC-324.
In 1941 seized by Britain and transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT).
|Notes on event|
The Anneberg (Master Charles Leslie Bullock) was later sunk by depth charges from HMCS Battleford (K 165) (Lt R.J. Roberts, RCNVR) east-southeast of Cape Farewell. The master, 33 crew members and four gunners were rescued: 17 survivors by HMCS Battleford and landed at Greenock, 14 survivors by HMS Nasturtium (K 107) (Lt C.D. Smith, DSC, RNR) and landed at Liverpool and seven survivors by HMS Primrose (K 91) (LtCdr A. Ayre, RNR) and landed at Londonderry on 13 August.
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