Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1915 - Stavanger Støberi & Dokk, Stavanger|
|Owner||Kornelius Olsen, Stavanger|
|Date of attack||2 Apr 1943||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-155 (Adolf Cornelius Piening)|
|Position||23° 09'N, 83° 24'W - Grid DM 4288|
|Complement||23 (4 dead and 19 survivors).|
|Route||Tampa - Tela - Puerto Barrios|
|Cargo||900 tons of lumber, asphalt and machinery|
|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 board||We have details of 23 people who were on board.|
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