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Karl Þ. Guðmundsson

Merchant Navy. Icelandic

Born   1922
Died  10 Jul 1941(19)aboard HMS Candytuft

Roster information listed for Karl Þ. Guðmundsson

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HeklaSteam merchantFireman29 Jun 1941 (+)U-564 (1)

Personal information

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.


  1. Lúðvíksson, 1970

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