Danish Steam merchant
|Completed||1913 - Helsingørs Jernskibs-og Maskinbyggeri A/S, Elsinore|
|Owner||Det Forenede D/S (DFDS), Copenhagen|
|Date of attack||19 Mar 1940||Nationality: Danish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-19 (Joachim Schepke)|
|Position||58.07N, 02.39W - Grid AN 1680|
|Complement||20 (20 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Manchester (12 Mar) - Kirkwall (19 Mar) - Methil - Esbjerg|
|History||Completed in September 1913 |
|Notes on event|
At 21.35 hours on 19 Mar, 1940, U-19 spotted two steamers and attacked the first at 22.21 hours with one torpedo, which struck in the engine room and caused the Minsk to sink within six minutes. At 22.37 hours, a second torpedo was fired, which struck the Charkow and caused her to sink by the stern within four minutes.
There were no survivors from Charkow, only a body on a raft was found off Peterhead on 26 March and wreckage drifted ashore near Fraserburgh.
|On board||We have details of 20 people who were on board.|
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