Swedish Motor merchant
|Completed||1936 - Eriksbergs Mekaniske Verkstads A/B, Gothenburg|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Transatlantic, Gothenburg|
|Date of attack||5 Apr 1943||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-229 (Robert Schetelig)|
|Position||58° 00'N, 34° 00'W - Grid AK 0193|
|Complement||45 (45 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||New York (25 Mar) - Swansea - Belfast Lough|
|Cargo||4915 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in September 1936 |
|Notes on event|
At 05.09 hours on 5 April 1943, U-229 hit a ship reported as a freighter of the Glenearn type with one torpedo. The U-boat had seen the ship leaving a convoy, chased and sank it. This must have been the Vaalaren, which had left the convoy HX-231 deliberately after the first U-boat attack during the night, together Blitar and Thomas Sumpter but only the latter arrived in the UK. The Germans observed a lifeboat leaving the sinking ship but no survivors were rescued. The master, 37 crew members and seven passengers were lost.
|On board||We have details of 45 people who were on board.|
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