Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Motor tanker

Photo courtesy of The Mariners Museum, Newport News VA

Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage6,825 tons
Completed1931 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerS. Holter-Sørensen, Oslo 
Date of attack23 Apr 1945Nationality:      Norwegian
FateDamaged by U-857 (Rudolf Premauer)
Position35° 56'N, 74° 52'W - Grid CA 8772
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteNew York (22 Apr) - Houston 
History On 5 May 1942, the Katy rescued four survivors from the Munger T. Ball, which had been sunk by U-507 (Schacht) the same day and brought them to Key West, Florida. 
Notes on event

On 23 April 1945 the unescorted Katy (Master Reidar Thorn) was torpedoed and damaged by U-857 east of Kitty Hawk. She was towed to Lynnhaven, Hampton Roads on 26 April and repaired.

It is also possible that U-879 (Manchen) torpedoed this ship, but both U-boats were lost during April 1945 in that area and this success can not be definitely assigned to one of the boats.

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