Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - De Haan & Oerlemans, Heusden|
|Owner||Wahl & Co, Oslo|
|Date of attack||4 Dec 1939||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-31 (Johannes Habekost)|
|Position||57° 15'N, 1° 50'E - Grid AN 4598|
|Complement||15 (8 dead and 7 survivors).|
|Route||Oslo - UK|
|History||Completed in February 1918 |
|Notes on event|
At 15.42 hours on 4 Dec 1939 the unescorted and neutral Primula (Master Eivin Christian Wang) was hit in the stern by one torpedo from U-31 and sank within two minutes after breaking in two about 120 miles east of Stonehaven. The survivors had to jump overboat because both lifeboats were destroyed and the motor boat got stuck. Seven crew members, three of them injured, rescued themselves on a raft and were picked up by the Danish steam merchant Wm.Th. Malling, which landed them at Methil, Scotland.
|On board||We have details of 7 people who were on board.|
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