Ships hit by U-boats


Thorshavet

Norwegian Motor tanker


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NameThorshavet
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage11,015 tons
Completed1938 - Deutsche Werft AG, Betrieb Finkenwärder, Hamburg 
OwnerA/S Thor Dahl, Sandefjord 
HomeportSandefjord 
Date of attack3 Nov 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
 
FateSunk by U-160 (Georg Lassen)
Position12° 16'N, 64° 06'W - Grid ED 8631
Complement46 (3 dead and 43 survivors).
ConvoyTAG-18
RouteTrinidad (2 Nov) - New York - UK 
Cargo15.000 tons of fuel oil 
History Completed in October 1938. Since 1940 in Admiralty service as Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). 
Notes on event

At 06.30 hours on 3 Nov 1942, U-160 fired a spread of two torpedoes at ships of convoy TAG-18 north of Margarita Island and reported hits on two ships. However, both torpedoes hit the Thorshavet (Master Arne Harbo Hansen) on the starboard side in the engine room, killing two men on watch below. The survivors abandoned ship in four lifeboats and some of them reboarded the ship at daylight to search for three missing men. In the afternoon they were picked up by a destroyer and landed at Curaçao the following evening. On 6 November, a salvage vessel was sent out, but the next day the wreck was reported to have sunk.

 
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On boardWe have details of 45 people who were on board

Location of attack on Thorshavet.

ship sunk.


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