Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Ken Dunn

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,362 tons
Completed1920 - Eltringhams Ltd, Willington Quay-on-Tyne 
OwnerEilert Lund, Bergen 
Date of attack2 Mar 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-126 (Ernst Bauer)
Position27° 09'N, 66° 33'W - Grid DO 1218
Complement26 (14 dead and 12 survivors).
RouteTakoradi - Port of Spain, Trinidad - New York 
Cargo3100 tons of manganese ore and mahogany 
History Completed in June 1920 
Notes on event

At 20.47 hours on 2 March 1942 the unescorted Gunny (Master Otto Henrichsen) was torpedoed by U-126 about 400 miles south of the Bermudas and sank within one minute. The ship had been missed at 12.15 hours by a first torpedo. 13 survivors climbed on a raft, but had no food and water. The injured chief engineer died on the fourth day. On 9 March, the remaining survivors were picked up by the Swedish motor merchant Temnaren and landed in Progreso on 13 March.

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