Norwegian Motor merchant
|Completed||1929 - Odense Staalskibsværft ved A.P. Møller, Odense|
|Owner||A.F. Klaveness & Co A/S, Oslo|
|Date of attack||9 Mar 1943||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-405 (Rolf-Heinrich Hopman)|
|Position||58.45N, 21.57W - Grid AL 1759|
|Complement||43 (36 dead and 7 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Liverpool|
|Cargo||7196 tons of general cargo, explosives and a landing craft as deck cargo|
|History||Completed in September 1929 |
|Notes on event|
At 22.35 hours on 9 Mar, 1943, U-405 attacked the convoy SC-121 and observed two hits from starboard on a ship which sank. The ship hit was the the Bonneville (Master Finn Tessem), which was the ship of the convoy commodore R.C. Birnie in station #81. Among the 36 dead were the master, the commodore and his staff of seven men, several of them froze to death on rafts or in lifeboats. Four of the seven survivors were picked up from a capsized lifeboat by the rescue ship Melrose Abbey and one other man was picked up from a raft by the same vessel.
The landing craft HMS LCT-2341 was also lost when the ship sank.
|On board||We have details of 43 people who were on board.|
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