Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,000 tons
Completed1889 - Sunderland Shipbuilding Co Ld, Sunderland 
OwnerOlaus Kvilhaug, Haugesund 
Date of attack23 Jan 1940Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-18 (Ernst Mengersen)
Position58° 51'N, 1° 00'E - Grid AN 4219
Complement14 (14 dead - no survivors)
RouteSunderland (20 Jan) - Ã…ndalsnes 
History Delivered in February 1889 as Truno City for C.W. Furness, Hartlepool. 1933 bought by D/S A/S Bisp (O. Kvilhaug), Haugesund as Bisp from A. Jacobsen & C. Andersen Jr, Bergen. 
Notes on event

At 07.01 hours on 23 January 1940, U-18 fired a G7e torpedo at a small steamer and observed a hit on the starboard side near the bridge and the sinking of the vessel within 40 seconds about 100 miles southeast of Shetland Islands. The U-boat had spotted the ship at 00.50 hours and missed her with a first torpedo at 06.49 hours. Its victim was very likely the unescorted and neutral Bisp (Master Rolf Kvilhaug) which was reported missing en route from the UK to Norway.

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Location of attack on Bisp.

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