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Haurum Soren Sorensen

Merchant Marine. American

Born   1886Aarhus, Denmark
Died  13 Nov 1942(56)

Photo courtesy of Anne Carroll

Roster information listed for Haurum Soren Sorensen

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
Star of ScotlandSailing shipSecond Mate13 Nov 1942 (+)U-159 (1)

Personal information

Haurum Soren Sorensen became an American citizen in 1936 and lived in San Francisco, CA.

The crew of Star of Scotland immediately struck sails and abandoned ship in the lifeboats when U-159 began to shell the sailing vessel, but the second mate Haurum S. Sorensen fell overboard when launching the first boat and was not seen again. The U-boat later assisted in searching him by towing a lifeboat around the area for two hours but he apparently drowned.


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