Ships hit by U-boats

Inga I

Norwegian Steam merchant

Inga I under her former name Ba

NameInga I
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,304 tons
Completed1921 - Huiskens & van Dijk, Dordrecht 
OwnerJohan Eliassen, Bergen 
Date of attack27 Jul 1941Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-126 (Ernst Bauer)
Position43° 10'N, 17° 30'W - Grid CF 3182
Complement19 (3 dead and 16 survivors).
RouteTyne (7 Jul) - Scapa Flow - Oban (21 Jul) - Gibraltar 
Cargo1670 tons of coal and coke 
History Completed in December 1921 as Belgian Marvel for Belgian Star Shipping Co S/A, Antwerp. 1924 sold to Norway and renamed Ba for Rederi A/S Ba (Th. Brøvig), Farsund. 1936 renamed Inga I for A/S D/S Inga (Johan Eliassen), Bergen. 
Notes on event

At 23.51 hours on 27 July 1941, U-126 fired four bow torpedoes and then two stern torpedoes at convoy OG-69 200 miles west of Cape Finisterre. Bauer reported that one ship exploded, another hit on a small ship beyond and hits by the stern torpedoes on two different ships aft and amidships. The last vessel was seen sinking after it broke in two. However, only two ships were reported sunk at this time, the Erato (probably the first ship hit) and the Inga I (probably the ship, which broke in two).

The Inga I (Master Lorentz Tvedt) was hit on the starboard side between the engine room and boiler room by one torpedo and sank in two minutes. Three crew members were lost. The master and 15 crew members were rescued by an escort vessel and landed at Gibraltar on 30 July.

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