Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Öresundsvarvet A/B, Landskrona|
|Owner||Stockholms Rederi-A/B Svea, Stockholm|
|Date of attack||16 Aug 1940||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Hans Rudolf Rösing)|
|Position||57° 10'N, 16° 37'W - Grid AL 3888|
|Complement||29 (8 dead and 21 survivors).|
|Route||Swansea - Newport, Rhode Island|
|Cargo||3009 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in September 1920 as Hjalmar Blomberg for Stockholms Rederi-A/B Svea, Stockholm. 1921 renamed Hedrun by the owner. |
|Notes on event|
At 12.03 hours on 16 Aug 1940 the Hedrun in convoy OB-197 was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-48 and sank after three minutes about 70 miles west of Rockall. The master, his wife and five crew members were lost. 16 crew members and one passenger (the wife of the chief engineer) were picked up by the British steam merchant Empire Soldier and four crew members were rescued by a British warship.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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