Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Huiskens & van Dijk, Dordrecht|
|Owner||Johan Eliassen, Bergen|
|Date of attack||27 Jul 1941||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-126 (Ernst Bauer)|
|Position||43° 10'N, 17° 30'W - Grid CF 3182|
|Complement||19 (3 dead and 16 survivors).|
|Route||Tyne (7 Jul) - Scapa Flow - Oban (21 Jul) - Gibraltar|
|Cargo||1670 tons of coal and coke|
|History||Completed in December 1921 as Belgian Marvel for Belgian Star Shipping Co S/A, Antwerp. 1924 sold to Norway and renamed Ba for Rederi A/S Ba (Th. Brøvig), Farsund. 1936 renamed Inga I for A/S D/S Inga (Johan Eliassen), Bergen. |
|Notes on event|
At 23.51 hours on 27 July 1941, U-126 fired four bow torpedoes and then two stern torpedoes at convoy OG-69 200 miles west of Cape Finisterre. Bauer reported that one ship exploded, another hit on a small ship beyond and hits by the stern torpedoes on two different ships aft and amidships. The last vessel was seen sinking after it broke in two. However, only two ships were reported sunk at this time, the Erato (probably the first ship hit) and the Inga I (probably the ship, which broke in two).
The Inga I (Master Lorentz Tvedt) was hit on the starboard side between the engine room and boiler room by one torpedo and sank in two minutes. Three crew members were lost. The master and 15 crew members were rescued by an escort vessel and landed at Gibraltar on 30 July.
|On board||We have details of 19 people who were on board.|
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