Finnish Steam merchant
|Completed||1902 - Murdoch & Murray, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||A/B R. Nordström & Co O/Y, Lovisa|
|Date of attack||9 Jun 1940||Nationality: Finnish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-46 (Engelbert Endrass)|
|Position||45N, 14.30W - Grid BE 6885|
|Complement||24 (5 dead and 19 survivors).|
|Route||Bathurst - Greenock|
|Cargo||1434 tons of peanuts|
|History||Completed in March 1902 as Swedish Atlanten for Rederi A/B Atlanten (N.T. Pyk), Helsingborg. 1927 renamed Polarhavet for O.J. Eskildsen. 1933 sold to Finland and renamed Barbro for Arthur Andersson, Mariehamn. 1939 sold to A/B R. Nordström & Co O/Y, Lovisa and renamed Margareta. |
|Notes on event|
At 13.05 hours on 9 Jun, 1940, the neutral Margareta was hit by one torpedo from U-46 amidships, broke in two and sank after one hour about 350 miles from Cape Finisterre. Four crew members died on watch below and another was killed in the water by sharks. The survivors were adrift in one lifeboat for three days and 21 hours, before they were picked up and taken to Vivero, Spain.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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