Ships hit by U-boats


Swedish Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,231 tons
Completed1912 - Campbeltown Shipbuilding Co, Campbeltown, Argyllshire 
OwnerStockholms Rederi-A/B Svea, Stockholm 
Date of attack11 Sep 1941Nationality:      Swedish
FateSunk by U-432 (Heinz-Otto Schultze)
Position63° 02'N, 37° 51'W - Grid AD 6644
Complement20 (6 dead and 14 survivors).
RouteSydney, CB - Methil - Kings Lynn 
Cargo502 standards of lumber 
History Completed in September 1912 
Notes on event

At 04.06 hours on 11 Sep 1941, U-432 fired two torpedoes at two overlapping ships in convoy SC-42 and observed one hit after 3 minutes 15 seconds. The ship hit was probably the Garm in station #24. The survivors were shortly thereafter rescued from their lifeboats by the Bestum and were landed at Reykjavik three days later.

On boardWe have details of 7 people who were on board

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