Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1902 - Helsingörs Jernskibs-og Maskinbyggeri A/S, Helsingör|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Atos (Allan Börjesson), Helsingborg|
|Date of attack||3 Aug 1940||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-57 (Erich Topp)|
|Position||56° 00'N, 7° 00'W - Grid AM 5364|
|Complement||28 (1 dead and 27 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - Glasgow - Petsamo|
|Cargo||1700 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in January 1902 as Marie for Ångfartygs-A/B Karin (A. Andersson), Helsingborg. 1917 renamed Uppland for Dan Brostrom, Gothenburg. 1924 renamed Atos for Rederi-A/B Atos (Allan Börjesson), Helsingborg. |
|Notes on event|
At 08.10 hours on 3 Aug 1940 the unescorted and neutral Atos was hit in the engine room by a torpedo from U-57 and sank within 3 minutes after a boiler explosion about 35 miles north of Malin Head. The ship had been missed by a first torpedo at 08.07 hours. 21 crew members and six passengers were picked up by the Icelandic trawler Skutull. Among the passengers was a repatriated sailor from Tilia Gorthon, which had been sunk by U-38 (Liebe) on 20 June.
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