Ships hit by U-boats


Gustaf Adolf

Swedish Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

NameGustaf Adolf
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage926 tons
Completed1920 - Helsingborgs Varfs A/B, Helsingborg 
OwnerÅngfartygs-A/B Adolf (Adolf Bratt & Co), Gothenburg 
HomeportGothenburg 
Date of attack20 Oct 1939Nationality:      Swedish
 
FateSunk by U-34 (Wilhelm Rollmann)
Position61.00N, 00.48E - Grid AF 7975
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
Convoy
RouteGothenburg - Bristol 
CargoWood pulp 
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.

 

Location of attack on Gustaf Adolf.

ship sunk.


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