Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1898 - W. Gray & Co, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Lerberget, Helsingborg|
|Date of attack||16 Feb 1940||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-14 (Herbert Wohlfarth)|
|Position||Grid AN 1853|
|Complement||20 (10 dead and 10 survivors).|
|Route||Blyth - 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|
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.
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