Danish Steam merchant
|Completed||1906 - Sunderland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Det Forenede D/S (DFDS), Copenhagen|
|Date of attack||9 Dec 1939||Nationality: Danish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-20 (Karl-Heinz Moehle)|
|Position||57° 48'N, 0° 35'W - Grid AN 4754|
|Complement||19 (18 dead and 1 survivor).|
|Route||Denmark - Methil|
|History||Completed in May 1906 for A/S D/S Carl (L.H. Carl), Copenhagen. On 18 May 1917, the neutral Magnus was taken as prize by UC-79 (Haecker) in the Skagerrak, but later released. |
|Notes on event|
At 19.21 hours on 9 Dec 1939 the unescorted and neutral Magnus was hit in the forward hold by one torpedo from U-20 about 40 miles east-northeast of Peterhead. The foreship settled quickly and the vessel sank bow first within 90 seconds. The ship had been missed at 18.41 hours with a first torpedo. The survivor was picked up by the British steam trawler Philippe on 13 December.
|On board||We have details of 18 people who were on board.|
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