Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1917 - Union Iron Works, Alameda CA|
|Owner||Ole L. Løkke, Oslo|
|Date of attack||13 Oct 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-221 (Hans-Hartwig Trojer)|
|Position||53° 00'N, 44° 00'W - Grid AJ 9146|
|Complement||35 (35 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Halifax (6 Oct) - Belfast - London|
|Cargo||4031 tons of wood pulp and 1106 tons of steel|
|History||Completed as Regulus for A/S Pacific (A.O. Lindvig), Kristiania. 1938 renamed Sirehav for A.I. Langfeldt & Co, Kristiansand. 1939 renamed Senta for Skibs-A/S Senta (Ole L. Løkke), Oslo. |
|Notes on event|
At 06.22 and 06.23 hours on 13 Oct 1942, U-221 fired one torpedo each at two ships in the convoy SC-104 about 500 miles east of Belle Isle Strait and observed how the first ship sank after 20 minutes and the second caught fire and was abandoned. At 07.10 hours, another attack was made in and Trojer claimed a hit on a ship that was later observed down by the stern and sinking, but this is not confirmed by Allied sources.
The Senta (Master Conrad Rustad) carried a crew of 27 Norwegian, six British and two Swedish men.
|On board||We have details of 35 people who were on board.|
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