Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1925 - Laxevaags Maskin & Jernskibsbyggeri, Bergen|
|Owner||D/S A/S Songa (Klaus Wiese Hansen), Bergen|
|Date of attack||17 Oct 1940||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-93 (Claus Korth)|
|Position||60.46N, 16.30W - Grid AE 8783|
|Complement||17 (10 dead and 7 survivors).|
|Route||Barry Dock (10 Oct) - Milford Haven (12 Oct) - Mont-Louis, Gaspe, Quebec|
|History||Completed in October 1925 |
|Notes on event|
At 03.17 hours on 17 Oct, 1940, U-93 fired one G7a torpedo at a ship of 6000 tons in the convoy OB-228 and missed the targeted ship, but struck the Dokka (Master Arthur Jacob Pedersen) beyond. The torpedo struck on the starboard side aft in hatch #4, destroying the stern and causing the ship to wink vertically in less than a minute. Nine Norwegians and one Irish died, including the whole engine crew. The master and six crew members jumped overboard and rescued themselves on two rafts.
At 03.52 hours, U-93 surfaced nearby and questioned the survivors. Korth was told the false name Cukna, but he noticed the ruse of war. The U-boat was soon forced to dive by gunfire from HMS Folkestone (L 22) (LtCdr C.F.H. Churchill, RN) and attacked with 13 depth charges, but escaped undamaged. The sloop then picked up the survivors and rejoined the convoy, landing the survivors in Sydney on 23 October.
|On board||We have details of 17 people who were on board.|
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