Ships hit by U-boats


Swedish Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,058 tons
Completed1898 - Blyth Shipbuilding & Dry Docks Co Ltd, Blyth 
OwnerRederi-A/B Helsingborg (Otto Hillerström), Helsingborg 
Date of attack9 Mar 1943Nationality:      Swedish
FateSunk by U-530 (Kurt Lange)
Position58° 00'N, 24° 00'W - Grid AL 1763
Complement30 (30 dead - no survivors)
ConvoySC-121 (straggler)
RouteNew York (23 Feb) - Loch Ewe - Grimsby 
CargoGeneral cargo, including steel and lumber 
History Completed in August 1898 as British William Broadley for Red "R" SS Co Ltd (Stephens & Mawson), Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1912 renamed Izaston for W.S. Miller & Co, Glasgow. 1920 renamed Brynmead for Western Counties Shipping Co, London. 1922 sold to Sweden and renamed Milos for Rederi-A/B Helsingborg (Otto Hillerström), Helsingborg. 
Notes on event

At 21.36 hours on 9 March 1943, U-530 sank a lone vessel with a torpedo and two coups de grâce. The ship was probably the Milos, which was reported missing after straggling from convoy SC-121.

On boardWe have details of 28 people who were on board

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