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° 10'N, 9° 25'W - 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 August 1940 the unescorted Sigyn was hit in aft part by one torpedo from U-59 and sank by the stern with a sharp list about 70 miles northwest of Tory Island. The ship had been spotted at 01.57 hours and missed with two torpedoes at 02.17 and 03.43 hours. The survivors were picked up by HMS Warwick (D 25) (LtCdr M.A.G. Child, RN) later that day and landed at Liverpool on 3 August.
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