Finnish Steam merchant
|Completed||1915 - Trondhjems Mekaniske Verksted, Trondheim|
|Owner||K.F. Homeri, Luvia|
|Date of attack||21 Jun 1940||Nationality: Finnish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-52 (Otto Salman)|
|Position||45° 46'N, 3° 17'W - Grid BF 6783|
|Complement||16 (5 dead and 11 survivors).|
|Route||Dunkirk - Cherbourg - La Pallice - Spain|
|Cargo||1500 tons of grain|
|Notes on event|
At 04.11 hours on 21 June 1940 the unescorted Hilda (Master Antti Vene) was hit by one torpedo from U-52 and sank in a few minutes in the Bay of Biscay. The master and ten crew members sailed 150 miles in their lifeboats until they landed two days later at Castro Urdiales, Spain.
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