Ships hit by U-boats


Ingria

Norwegian Motor merchant


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NameIngria
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage4,391 tons
Completed1931 - Burmeister & Wain´s Maskin & Skibsbyggeri A/S, Copenhagen 
OwnerJacob Kjøde A/S, Bergen 
HomeportBergen 
Date of attack24 Feb 1943Nationality:      Norwegian
 
FateSunk by U-628 (Heinrich Hasenschar)
Position45° 12'N, 39° 17'W - Grid BC 9353
Complement37 (0 dead and 37 survivors).
ConvoyON-166
RouteHull - New York 
CargoBallast 
History Completed in August 1931 
Notes on event

At 07.54 hours on 24 Feb 1943 the Ingria (Master Fredrik Ditlefsen) in station #83 of convoy ON-166 was struck on the port side between #4 hold and the engine room by one FAT torpedo from U-600 (Zurmühlen). The master, 31 crew members and five gunners abandoned the stopped vessel in two lifeboats when the deck was awash. At 08.13 hours, U-628 fired a spread of four FAT torpedoes, followed by a stern shot two minutes later and heard five explosions, thus claiming two ships sunk and another damaged. However, the only ship hit at that time was the damaged Ingria sinking by the stern about 40 minutes after the first hit. The other explosions heard were probably depth charges from HMCS Rosthern (K 169) (Lt R.J.G. Johnson, RCNVR), which picked up the survivors afterwards and landed them at St. Johns on 27 February.

 
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On boardWe have details of 37 people who were on board

Attack entries for Ingria

DateU-boatCommanderLoss typeTonsNat.
24 Feb 1943U-600Kptlt. Bernhard ZurmühlenDamaged4,391  
24 Feb 1943U-628Heinrich HasenscharSunk4,391  

Locations of attacks on Ingria.

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