Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1897 - Campbeltown Shipbuilding Co, Campbeltown, Argyllshire|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Sigyn (H. Lundgren), Helsingborg|
|Date of attack||1 Aug 1940||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-59 (Joachim Matz)|
|Position||56.10N, 09.25W - Grid AM 5273|
|Complement||23 (0 dead and 23 survivors).|
|Route||Buctouche, New Brunswick - Sunderland|
|Cargo||765 fathoms of pit props|
|History||Completed in November 1897 for Wicanders Rederi-A/B (H. Wicander), Stockholm. 1912 transferred to Rederi-A/B Svea, Stockholm. 1931 sold to Rederi-A/B Sigyn, Helsingborg. |
|Notes on event|
At 03.45 hours on 1 Aug, 1940, the unescorted Sigyn was hit in aft part by one torpedo from U-59 and sank by the stern with a sharp list. The ship had been spotted at 01.57 hours and missed with two torpedoes at 02.17 and 03.43 hours.
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