Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,324 tons
Completed1921 - Murdoch & Murray Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerGunnstein Stray & S√łnn, Farsund 
Date of attack21 Dec 1941Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-567 (Engelbert Endrass)
Position43° 55'N, 19° 50'W
Complement38 (34 dead and 4 survivors).
RouteHuelva - Gibraltar - Aberdeen 
Cargo4800 tons of iron pyrites 
Notes on event

At 19.23 hours on 21 Dec 1941 the Annavore was torpedoed by U-567 in convoy HG-76 and sank almost immediately. Only 2 able seamen and 2 engineers survived, 27 Norwegians, 6 British and 1 American died - two of them were passengers.

Three hours later, the U-boat tried to attack convoy again but was sunk with all hands.

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On boardWe have details of 38 people who were on board

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