Ships hit by U-boats


Swedish Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,646 tons
Completed1898 - W. Gray & Co, West Hartlepool 
OwnerRederi-A/B Lerberget, Helsingborg 
Date of attack16 Feb 1940Nationality:      Swedish
FateSunk by U-14 (Herbert Wohlfarth)
Position - Grid AN 1853
Complement20 (10 dead and 10 survivors).
RouteBlyth - Halmstad, Sweden 
History Completed in in April 1898 as Emanuel for Rederi-A/B Helsingborg (N.C. Corfitzon), Helsingborg. 1916 transferred to Rederi-A/B Svecia (J.P. Jönsson), Landskrona. 1917 sold to Ångfartygs-A/B Tirfing, Gothenburg and renamed Roland. 1919 renamed Jaffa for Rederi-A/B Sverige - Levanten (V.R. Olburs), Gothenburg. 1925 renamed Liana for Rederi-A/B Lerberget (Fänges & Pahlssons Rederier), Helsingborg. 
Notes on event

At 21.25 hours on 16 Feb 1940, U-14 attacked two ships north of Kinnaird Head and torpedoed first the Osmed and ten minutes later the Liana.

The Liana was hit in the stern by one G7a torpedo and sank 24 miles north of Kinnaird Head. Ten crew members were lost. Two survivors were picked up by the British trawler Loch Hope. Eight survivors were picked up by the Santos, which was herself sunk by U-63 (Lorentz) on 24 February with the loss of six men from the Liana.

On boardWe have details of 20 people who were on board

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