Danish Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - F. Schichau GmbH, Elbing, Danzig|
|Owner||Marius Nielsen & Søn, Copenhagen|
|Date of attack||26 Apr 1940||Nationality: Danish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-13 (Max-Martin Schulte)|
|Position||Grid AN 1524|
|Complement||24 (24 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Fowey (2 Apr) - Kirkwall (25 Apr) - Preston|
|History||Completed in August 1920 |
|Notes on event|
At 00.28 hours on 26 Apr, 1940, the unescorted Lily was hit by one torpedo from U-13, but it did not detonate. At 01.17 hours, another torpedo was fired which struck at the bow and broke off the forecastle, causing the ship to sink within 45 seconds. The Lily was reported missing after leaving Kirkwall with a British prize crew (one officer and five ratings) aboard.
|On board||We have details of 24 people who were on board.|
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