Ships hit by U-boats


Octavian

Norwegian Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of H. Larsson-Feddes collection

NameOctavian
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,345 tons
Completed1938 - Nylands Verksted, Oslo 
OwnerHilmar Reksten, Bergen 
HomeportBergen 
Date of attack17 Jan 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
 
FateSunk by U-203 (Rolf M├╝tzelburg)
Position45° 00'N, 60° 00'W - Grid BB 6655
Complement17 (17 dead - no survivors)
Convoy
RouteGalveston (9 Jan) - St. Johns 
CargoSulphur 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.

 
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