Ships hit by U-boats


Faroese Steam trawler

Nyggjaberg under her former name St. Hubert

Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage349 tons
Completed1916 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley 
OwnerS.J. Ellefsen & M.J. Mortensen, Midvaag 
Date of attack7 Mar 1942Nationality:      Faroese
FateSunk by U-701 (Horst Degen)
Position63° 09'N, 13° 22'W - Grid AE 8265
Complement21 (21 dead - no survivors)
RouteFaroes - fishing grounds off Iceland 
History Completed in September 1916 as St. Hubert (H 493) for St. Andrew┬┤s Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull. 1939 sold to the Faroe Islands and renamed Nyggjaberg (VA 82). 
Notes on event

At 23.14 hours on 7 March 1942 the unescorted and unarmed Nyggjaberg (Master Morten Johan Mortensen) was hit on starboard side by one G7e torpedo from U-701 and sank within two minutes southeast of Iceland.

On boardWe have details of 21 people who were on board

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