Ships hit by U-boats


Jon Olafsson

Icelandic Steam trawler



NameJon Olafsson
Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage423 tons
Completed1933 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley 
OwnerFiskveiðafélagið Alliance (O.H. Jonsson), Reykjavík 
HomeportReykjavik 
Date of attack24 Oct 1942Nationality:      Icelandic
 
FateSunk by U-383 (Horst Kremser)
Position - Grid AE 8449
Complement13 (13 dead - no survivors)
Convoy
RouteFleetwood (21 Oct) - Reykjavik 
Cargo 
History Completed in November 1933 as Loch Seaforth for Loch Fishing Co of Hull Ltd (Harry Wight Ltd), Hull. 1939 sold to Iceland and renamed Jon Olafsson
Notes on event

At 13.24 hours on 24 Oct 1942, U-383 fired two torpedoes at the Jon Olafsson and heard a detonation after 1 minute and then sinking noises. Later they sighted wreckage but found no survivors. The trawler was reported missing after being sighted the last time on 22 October.

 
On boardWe have details of 13 people who were on board


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