Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1938 - Nylands Verksted, Oslo|
|Owner||Hilmar Reksten, Bergen|
|Date of attack||17 Jan 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-203 (Rolf Mützelburg)|
|Position||45° 00'N, 60° 00'W - Grid BB 6655|
|Complement||17 (17 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Galveston (9 Jan) - St. Johns|
|Cargo||Sulphur and wood resin|
|History||Completed in July 1938 |
|Notes on event|
At 11.21 hours on 17 Jan 1942, U-203 fired two G7e torpedoes at an unescorted freighter, observed one hit and the sinking of the vessel off Cape Race, Newfoundland. The ship hit was possibly the Octavian (Master Jens L. Dahl), reported missing when she did not arrive at her destination on 18 January.
|On board||We have details of 17 people who were on board.|
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