Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1927 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland|
|Owner||Helmer Staubo & Co, Oslo|
|Date of attack||11 Mar 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-94 (Otto Ites)|
|Position||38° 27'N, 74° 54'W - Grid CA 5489|
|Complement||20 (6 dead and 14 survivors).|
|Route||Sagua la Grande, Cuba - Boston|
|History||Chartered by the United Fruit Company since 5 Mar 1940. |
|Notes on event|
At 03.16 hours on 11 March 1942 the unescorted and unarmed Hvoslef (Master Arthur Dahl) was hit by two torpedoes from U-94 and sank within two minutes two miles east of Fenwick Island off Delaware Bay. The master, three Norwegian and two Swedish crew members were lost. The survivors kept themselves afloat in a damaged lifeboat until they landed on Rehobeth Beach near Cape Henlopen about a half mile north of Fenwick Island Light after 14 hours. Three injured men were hospitalized in the Bebee Hospital in Lewis, while the other survivors were sent to New York the following day.
|On board||We have details of 20 people who were on board.|
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