Ships hit by U-boats


Icelandic Steam trawler

Jarlinn under former registration number EA590

Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage190 tons
Completed1890 - T. Charlton, Grimsby 
OwnerJarlinn, Kothúsum í Garði 
Date of attack5 Sep 1941Nationality:      Icelandic
FateSunk by U-141 (Philipp Schüler)
Position59° 03'N, 11° 12'W - Grid AM 2522
Complement11 (11 dead - no survivors)
RouteFleetwood (3 Sep) - Reykjavik 
History Completed in October 1890 as British Stanley Africanus and registered in Grimsby with the number GY267. Later sold to Sweden, renamed Anders and registered in Gothenburg. 1925 sold to Iceland and registered in Reykjavik with the number RE263. 1929 renamed Hljer (RE263) for Magnus Vangsson, Isafirdi. In July 1930 renamed Jarlinn (RE263) for Kolbein Finnsson, Reykjavik. 1935 sold to Helgi Palsson and registered in Akureyri with the number EA590. In January 1940 sold to Reykjavik and in June 1941 to Garður, given the new registration number GK372. 
Notes on event

At 23.37 hours on 5 September 1941 the Jarlinn (Master Jóhannes Jónsson) was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-141 and sank immediately with all hands about 120 miles north east of Rockall.

Revisions Revised in December 2009 by Gudmundur: The ship had been listed as Anders (RE263), being sold in June 1941, which was incorrect. The change in June 1941 was only its registration number, not the name. The master was not named Theodór Óskarsson, he was an able seaman on board - and the son of the owner.

Case reference at Icelandic National Archives: "Þjóðskjalasafn, Sýslumaðurinn í Hafnarfirði, 2006, JH, 7, 37, 1925-1941: Skipaskráning ásamt fylgiskjölum, Jarlinn GK372 smíðaár 1890, áður: Anders RE263 1925, Hljer RE263, Jarlinn EA590 1935" 
On boardWe have details of 11 people who were on board

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