Norwegian Motor tanker
|Completed||1925 - Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Knut Knutsen O.A.S., Haugesund|
|Date of attack||22 Jun 1940||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-32 (Hans Jenisch)|
|Position||50° 36'N, 8° 44'W - Grid BF 1237|
|Complement||37 (0 dead and 37 survivors).|
|Route||Aruba - UK|
|Cargo||1300 tons of diesel and fuel oil|
|History||Delivered to owner as O.A. Knudsen and was renamed Eli Knudsen in April 1937 when a new ship was taking over her name. |
|Notes on event|
The Eli Knudsen (Master Mathias Midbøe) had been in convoy HX-49, which was dispersed approx. 100 miles southwest of Cape Clear after U-47 had torpedoed the San Fernando in the middle of convoy at 20.07 hours on 21 June 1940.
|On board||We have details of 37 people who were on board.|
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