Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Union Shipbuilding Co, Baltimore MD|
|Owner||Jacob Kjøde A/S, Bergen|
|Date of attack||12 Mar 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-578 (Ernst-August Rehwinkel)|
|Position||41° 33'N, 51° 02'W - Grid CC 2644|
|Complement||32 (32 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Clyde (26 Feb) - Mobile|
|History||Completed in July 1920 as John R. Gibbons for American Bauxite Co, Bauxite AR. 1924 sold to Norway and renamed Ingerto for Jacob Kjøde A/S, Bergen. In 1940 she came under German control, but was captured by British forces at Spitsbergen on 9 August 1941 and was sent to Reykjavik. The vessel returned to the Norwegian owner in Allied service. |
|Notes on event|
At 15.36 hours on 12 March 1942, U-578 fired a spread of two torpedoes at the unescorted Ingerto (Master Olaf Thorvald Ellingsen) and one of them struck after 1 minute 11 seconds, causing her to sink quickly about 370 miles south-southeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland. The ship had been reported missing after straggling from convoy ON-70 in 44°30N/49°30W on 11 March, was last seen the next day and never heard from again.
|On board||We have details of 32 people who were on board.|
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