Ships hit by U-boats


Hedrun

Swedish Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of Lennart Falleth collection

NameHedrun
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,325 tons
Completed1920 - Öresundsvarvet A/B, Landskrona 
OwnerStockholms Rederi-A/B Svea, Stockholm 
HomeportStockholm 
Date of attack16 Aug 1940Nationality:      Swedish
 
FateSunk by U-48 (Hans Rudolf Rösing)
Position57.10N, 16.37W - Grid AL 3888
Complement29 (8 dead and 21 survivors).
ConvoyOB-197
RouteSwansea - Newport, Rhode Island 
Cargo3009 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 boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

Location of attack on Hedrun.

ship sunk.


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