Ships hit by U-boats


Hilda

Finnish Steam merchant



NameHilda
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,144 tons
Completed1915 - Trondhjems Mekaniske Verksted, Trondheim 
OwnerK.F. Homeri, Luvia 
HomeportRauma 
Date of attack21 Jun 1940Nationality:      Finnish
 
FateSunk by U-52 (Otto Salman)
Position45° 46'N, 3° 17'W - Grid BF 6783
Complement16 (5 dead and 11 survivors).
Convoy
RouteDunkirk - Cherbourg - La Pallice - Spain 
Cargo1500 tons of grain 
History  
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.

 

Location of attack on Hilda.

ship sunk.


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