Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Helsingborgs Varfs A/B, Helsingborg|
|Owner||Ångfartygs-A/B Adolf (Adolf Bratt & Co), Gothenburg|
|Date of attack||20 Oct 1939||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-34 (Wilhelm Rollmann)|
|Position||61.00N, 00.48E - Grid AF 7975|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Gothenburg - Bristol|
|History||Completed in November 1920 |
|Notes on event|
At 06.00 hours on 20 Oct, 1939, the neutral Gustaf Adolf was stopped by U-34 about 50 miles northeast of Sullom Voe, Shetland Islands. The ship carried contraband and was sunk by gunfire at 07.32 hours, after the crew abandoned ship. The U-boat took the lifeboats in tow and stopped the Norwegian steam merchant Biscaya with two shots across her bow at 10.30 hours. The survivors were picked up by the ship and taken to Moss, Norway.
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