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||58° 57'N, 4° 12'W - Grid AN 1524|
|Complement||23 (23 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Fowey (2 Apr) - Kirkwall (25 Apr) - Preston|
|History||Completed in August 1920 |
|Notes on event|
At 01.17 hours on 26 April 1940 the unescorted and unarmed Lily (Master O.P. Sørensen) was struck on port side between the bridge and forward mast by one G7a torpedo from U-13 while steaming at 8 knots in a calm sea about 11 miles southeast of Sule Skerry, Orkney Islands. The explosion broke off the bow and caused the ship to sink within 45 seconds. The U-boat had hit the vessel with a first torpedo at 00.28 hours, but it did not detonate. 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 23 people who were on board.|
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