Ships hit by U-boats


Orsa

British Steam merchant


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NameOrsa
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,478 tons
Completed1925 - New Waterway Shipbuilding Co, Schiedam 
OwnerGlen & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
HomeportGlasgow 
Date of attack21 Oct 1939Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-15 (Heinz Buchholz)
PositionGrid AN 5856
Complement15 (11 dead and 4 survivors).
Convoy
RouteTyne - Bordeaux 
Cargo2100 tons of coal 
History  
Notes on event

On 21 Oct, 1939, the Orsa (Master Alexander Simpson) struck a mine laid on 5 September by U-15 and sank about 15 miles 150° from Flamborough Head. Eleven crew members were lost. The master and three crew members were picked up by HMS Woolston (L 49) (LtCdr W.J. Phipps) and landed at Roysth.

 
On boardWe have details of 16 people who were on board


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