Ships hit by U-boats


Lysefjord

Norwegian Steam merchant


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NameLysefjord
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,091 tons
Completed1915 - Stavanger Støberi & Dokk, Stavanger 
OwnerKornelius Olsen, Stavanger 
HomeportStavanger 
Date of attack2 Apr 1943Nationality:      Norwegian
 
FateSunk by U-155 (Adolf Cornelius Piening)
Position23° 09'N, 83° 24'W - Grid DM 4288
Complement23 (4 dead and 19 survivors).
Convoy
RouteTampa - Tela - Puerto Barrios 
Cargo900 tons of lumber, asphalt and machinery 
History  
Notes on event

At 04.41 hours on 2 April 1943 the unescorted Lysefjord (Master Arne Olsen) was torpedoed and sunk by U-155. Four crew members were lost. 11 survivors in a boat landed near Gobernadora Light on Cuba after having rowed for 14 hours, while the remaining survivors, who had been on a raft had found an overturned lifeboat and rightened it. They were picked up the same day by an American ship and taken to Tampa.

 
On boardWe have details of 23 people who were on board

Location of attack on Lysefjord.

ship sunk.


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