Ships hit by U-boats


Egholm

British Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of Danish Maritime Museum, Elsinore

NameEgholm
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,317 tons
Completed1924 - Frederikshavns Vaerft & Flydedok A/S, Frederikshavn 
OwnerEllermanĀ“s Wilson Line Ltd, Hull 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack25 Feb 1945Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-2322 (Fridtjof Heckel)
Position55° 50'N, 1° 32'W - Grid AN 5154
Complement26 (5 dead and 21 survivors).
ConvoyFS-1739
RouteLeith - London 
CargoGeneral cargo 
History Completed in February 1924 as Danish Egholm for Det Forenede D/S (DFDS), Copenhagen. 1940 taken over by Britain and transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

On 25 Feb 1945 the Egholm (Master K.S. Kristensen) in convoy FS-1739 was torpedoed and sunk by U-2322 southeast of Holy Island. Two crew members and three gunners were lost. The master and 20 crew members landed in Tyne.

 
On boardWe have details of 7 people who were on board

Location of attack on Egholm.

ship sunk.


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