Norwegian Motor tanker
|Completed||1931 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||S. Holter-Sørensen, Oslo|
|Date of attack||23 Apr 1945||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Damaged by U-857 (Rudolf Premauer)|
|Position||35° 56'N, 74° 52'W - Grid CA 8772|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||New York (22 Apr) - Houston|
|History||On 5 May 1942, the Katy rescued four survivors from the Munger T. Ball, which had been sunk by U-507 (Schacht) the same day and brought them to Key West, Florida. |
|Notes on event|
On 23 April 1945 the unescorted Katy (Master Reidar Thorn) was torpedoed and damaged by U-857 east of Kitty Hawk. She was towed to Lynnhaven, Hampton Roads on 26 April and repaired.
It is also possible that U-879 (Manchen) torpedoed this ship, but both U-boats were lost during April 1945 in that area and this success can not be definitely assigned to one of the boats.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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