Ships hit by U-boats


Swedish Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,161 tons
Completed1902 - Helsingörs Jernskibs-og Maskinbyggeri A/S, Helsingör 
OwnerRederi-A/B Atos (Allan Börjesson), Helsingborg 
Date of attack3 Aug 1940Nationality:      Swedish
FateSunk by U-57 (Erich Topp)
Position56° 00'N, 7° 00'W - Grid AM 5364
Complement28 (1 dead and 27 survivors).
RouteLiverpool - Glasgow - Petsamo 
Cargo1700 tons of general cargo 
History Completed in January 1902 as Marie for Ångfartygs-A/B Karin (A. Andersson), Helsingborg. 1917 renamed Uppland for Dan Brostrom, Gothenburg. 1924 renamed Atos for Rederi-A/B Atos (Allan Börjesson), Helsingborg. 
Notes on event

At 08.10 hours on 3 Aug 1940 the unescorted and neutral Atos was hit in the engine room by a torpedo from U-57 and sank within 3 minutes after a boiler explosion about 35 miles north of Malin Head. The ship had been missed by a first torpedo at 08.07 hours. 21 crew members and six passengers were picked up by the Icelandic trawler Skutull. Among the passengers was a repatriated sailor from Tilia Gorthon, which had been sunk by U-38 (Liebe) on 20 June.

On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

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