Finnish Steam merchant
|Completed||1913 - Robert Thompson & Sons Ltd, Bridge Dockyard, Sunderland|
|Owner||Alexander Slotte, Vaasa|
|Date of attack||28 Aug 1940||Nationality: Finnish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-101 (Fritz Frauenheim)|
|Position||57.43N, 12.18W - Grid AM 1863|
|Complement||29 (2 dead and 27 survivors).|
|Route||Campbellton, New Brunswick - Ardrossan|
|History||Built as Ellerdale, 1938 renamed Elle |
|Notes on event|
At 04.25 hours on 28 Aug, 1940, the Elle (Master Werner Öjst) in convoy SC-1 was hit amidships by one G7e torpedo from U-101. The ship had been missed with a first G7e torpedo at 04.01 hours. The master and 26 crew members were picked up by HMS Leith (L 36) and landed at Greenock on 30 August. The sloop scuttled the vessel with two shots of gunfire in the morning.
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