Karl Þ. Guðmundsson
Merchant Navy. Icelandic
|Died||10 Jul 1941||(19)||aboard HMS Candytuft|
Roster information listed for Karl Þ. Guðmundsson
|Ship||Type||Rank / role||Attacked on||Boat|
|Hekla||Steam merchant||Fireman||29 Jun 1941 (+)||U-564 (1)|
Karl Guðmundsson survived the sinking of the Hekla along with six other men although he was suffering of internal injuries. He then spent 10 days on a life raft before being saved by HMS Candytuft on 9 July. Although a doctor from another ship in the convoy stayed with him for a night he died of a sudden heart failure.
- Lúðvíksson, 1970