British Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack|
|Owner||Federal Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||18 Jun 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-552 (Erich Topp)|
|Position||57° 17'N, 11° 14'W - Grid AM 2912|
|Complement||71 (1 dead and 70 survivors).|
|Route||Newport, Mon. - New York - New Zealand|
|Cargo||4000 tons of general cargo, including steel plates and mail|
|History||Ordered as German Vogtland, completed in July 1920 as Sauerland for Hamburg-Amerika Linie (HAPAG), Hamburg. 1921 transferred to Britain as war reparation and renamed Norfolk for Federal Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London. |
|Notes on event|
At 03.28 hours on 18 June 1941 the unescorted Norfolk (Master Frederick Lougheed) was torpedoed by U-552 about 175 miles northwest of Malin Head and sunk by two coups de grâce at 04.19 and 04.38 hours. One crew member was lost. The master, 63 crew members and six gunners were picked up by HMS Skate (H 39) (Lt F.P. Baker, DSC, RN) and landed at Londonderry.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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