Norwegian Motor tanker
|Completed||1940 - Odense Staalskibsværft ved A.P. Møller, Odense|
|Owner||A/S J. Ludwig Mowinckels Rederi, Bergen|
|Date of attack||21 Feb 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Damaged by U-107 (Harald Gelhaus)|
|Position||41° 12'N, 52° 55'W - Grid CC 2731|
|Complement||40 (0 dead and 40 survivors).|
|Route||Stanlow - Aruba|
|History||Completed in March 1940 |
|Notes on event|
At 10.44 hours on 21 February 1942 the unescorted Egda (Master Trygve Endresen), dispersed from convoy ON-65, was hit on the port side between the #3 and #4 wing tanks by two torpedoes from U-107, which caused a list to port. The tanker stopped only for a short time to counterflood and then proceeded. At 11.20 hours, the U-boat fired a stern torpedo that missed and was then forced to cease the attack because no torpedoes were left and the deck gun could not be used due to heavy seas. The Egda reached Halifax under own power on 23 February and later continued to New York for repairs.
|On board||We have details of 38 people who were on board.|
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