Danish Motor merchant
|Completed||1921 - Kjobenhavns Flydedok & Skibsværft A/S, Copenhagen|
|Owner||Det Forenede D/S (DFDS), Copenhagen|
|Date of attack||17 Mar 1940||Nationality: Danish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-38 (Heinrich Liebe)|
|Position||60.47N, 00.30W - Grid AN 2125|
|Complement||33 (33 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Copenhagen (13 Mar) - Las Palmas - South America|
|History||Completed in December 1921 as Danish Polarhavet for O.J. Eskildsen, Copenhagen. 1924 renamed Argentina for Det Forenede D/S (DFDS), Copenhagen. |
|Notes on event|
On 13 Mar, 1940, the neutral Argentina left Copenhagen and was reported missing in the North Sea, after sending her last radio messsage on 17 March.
At 23.25 hours on 17 Mar, 1940, U-38 fired a spread of two torpedoes at an illuminated steamer of about 5000 grt east of Unst, Shetlands. The ship sank 10 minutes after being hit by one torpedo. The victim must have been the Argentina.
|On board||We have details of 32 people who were on board.|
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