Ships hit by U-boats


Swedish Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,974 tons
Completed1923 - Blyth Shipbuilding & Dry Docks Co Ltd, Blyth 
OwnerRederi-A/B Bifrost (J.R. Trapp), Gothenburg 
Date of attack6 Dec 1939Nationality:      Swedish
FateSunk by U-31 (Johannes Habekost)
Position56° 25'N, 1° 08'E - Grid AN 4887
Complement22 (0 dead and 22 survivors).
RouteTyne - Gothenburg 
History Competed in January 1923 as British Aydon for Aydon SS Co Ltd (J. Ridley, Son & Tully), Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1937 sold to Sweden and renamed Vinga for Rederi-A/B Bifrost (J.R. Trapp), Gothenburg. 
Notes on event

At 23.49 hours on 6 Dec 1939 the unescorted and neutral Vinga (Master Thorsten Parrow) was hit in the foreship by one G7a torpedo from U-31 about 100 miles east of Dundee and sank slowly within 20 minutes. The survivors were picked up by the Danish steam merchant Transporter.

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