Icelandic Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - Frederikshavns Vaerft & Flydedok A/S, Frederikshavn|
|Owner||H/f Eimskipafélag Íslands, Reykjavik|
|Date of attack||21 Feb 1945||Nationality: Icelandic|
|Fate||Sunk by U-1064 (Karl-Hermann Schneidewind)|
|Position||55.03N, 05.29W - Grid AM 6547|
|Complement||44 (15 dead and 29 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Belfast Lough - Reykjavik|
|Cargo||1300 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in September 1930 |
|Notes on event|
At 08.39 hours on 21 Feb, 1945, U-1064 attacked the convoy UR-155 about 25 miles out of Belfast and reported three ships of totalling 17,000 tons sunk. In fact, only the Dettifoss was hit and sank within seven minutes. Twelve crew members and three passengers were lost. 29 survivors were picked up after an hour by HMS Fusilier (T 305) (T/Lt K.E.B. Howell, RNVR), taken to Scotland and later to Iceland. The sinking of Dettifoss was a harsh blow so soon after the loss of Godafoss. All public activities in Iceland were cancelled on 24 February.
|On board||We have details of 44 people who were on board.|
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