Swedish Motor merchant
|Completed||1920 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Govan, Glasgow|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Jamaica (Sven Salén), Stockholm|
|Date of attack||16 Mar 1941||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)|
|Position||61° 09'N, 12° 20'W - Grid AE 89|
|Complement||36 (24 dead and 12 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Halifax - Liverpool|
|Cargo||7979 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in January 1920 as British Glenluce for Glen & Co, Glasgow. In February 1936 renamed Ionopolis for P. Wigham-Richardson & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1937 sold to Norway and renamed Vigeo for Skibs A/S Vigrid (Bruun & von der Lippe), Tønsberg and used as whaling supply ship in the Antarctic for one season. In January 1939 sold to Sweden and renamed Korshamn for Rederi-A/B Jamaica (Sven Salén), Stockholm. |
|Notes on event|
On 16 March 1941, U-99 attacked the convoy HX-112 several times and sank five ships, Venetia, J.B. White, Ferm, Beduin and Korshamn and damaged the Franche Comte. The U-boat was lost after these attacks.
|On board||We have details of 13 people who were on board.|
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