Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1912 - Helsingørs Jernskibs-og Maskinbyggeri A/S, Elsinore|
|Owner||Stockholms Rederi-A/B Svea, Stockholm|
|Date of attack||14 Mar 1945||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-714 (Hans-Joachim Schwebcke)|
|Position||55.52N, 01.59W - Grid AN 5167|
|Complement||21 (10 dead and 11 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - Dundee - Methil (14 Mar) - London|
|Cargo||General cargo, including 670 tons of seed potatoes, hemp and zinc|
|History||Completed in October 1912 |
|Notes on event|
At 15.30 hours on 14 Mar, 1945, the Magne (Master Valentin Eriksson) in convoy FS-1756 was hit on the starboard side aft by one torpedo from U-714 off St. Abbey Head. The stern broke off and the ship (armed with two machine guns) sank within five minutes, capsizing to starboard. The survivors abandoned ship in the starboard lifeboat and were picked up in rough seas by the British coastal tanker Acclivity. The U-boat was located by escorts shortly after the attack and sunk later that day.
|On board||We have details of 8 people who were on board.|
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