British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland|
|Owner||Chine Shipping Co Ltd, Swansea|
|Date of attack||16 Mar 1945||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-722 (Hans Reimers)|
|Position||57° 25'N, 6° 52'W - Grid AM 3796|
|Complement||30 (0 dead and 30 survivors).|
|Route||Reykjavik - Loch Ewe - London|
|Cargo||885 tons of herring meal and cod liver oil in drums|
|History||Completed in April 1920 as Norwegian Langfond for Sigval Bergesen, Stavanger. 1922 sold to Britain and renamed Phyllis Seed for Seed Shipping Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1923 sold to Belgium and renamed Van Dyck for Comptoir Charbonnier Maritime, Antwerp. 1925 sold to Britain and renamed Elphinston for J. Cormack & Co, Leith. 1936 sold to Denmark and renamed Inger Toft for Jens Toft, Copenhagen. In May 1940 taken over by Britain at Methil and transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 09.20 hours on 16 March 1945 the Inger Toft (Master N.M. Brinck) in convoy RU-156 was torpedoed and sunk by U-722 3 miles 270° from Neirst Point, Isle of Skye. The master and 29 crew members were picked up by HMS Grenadier (T 334) (A/SkrLt A.G. Day, RNR) and landed at Loch Ewe.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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