Norwegian Motor tanker
|Completed||1931 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||S. Holter-Sørensen, Oslo|
|Date of attack||12 May 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-69 (Ulrich Gräf)|
|Position||13° 53'N, 68° 20'W - Grid ED 4726|
|Complement||33 (12 dead and 21 survivors).|
|Route||Southampton - Belfast Lough - Curaçao|
|Notes on event|
At 09.03 hours on 12 May 1942 the unescorted Lise (Master Sigmund Frette) was first torpedoed by U-69 and then shelled. Twelve men were killed near the gun platform during the shelling and as it proved fruitless to defend the ship, the crew got order to abandon ship. The master and the second mate jumped overboard and climbed into the gig which had been launched by the crew. At 10.02 hours, the tanker was hit by a coup de grâce amidships and sank.
On 7 June, the master, the five men from the raft and four others from the Lise left Curaçao on the Crijnssen for New York. The ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Straits of Yucatan on 10 June by U-504 (Poske). All men from the Lise again survived being torpedoed. One Norwegian crewmen landed together with other survivors on the coast of Yucatan and was later flown to the USA. The master, eight crewmen and 40 others were picked up on 11 June by the Lebore, which was herself sunk by U-172 (Emmermann) on 14 June. Again all nine Norwegians survived and abandoned ship on a raft. They were picked up two days later by the USS Erie (PG 50) and taken to Cristobal.
The first mate, Haugar Lyngås, later experienced a fourth torpedoing when Katy was torpedoed and sunk by U-857 (Premauer) on 23 April 1945.
|On board||We have details of 33 people who were on board.|
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