Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - C. van der Giessen & Zonen’s Scheepswerven NV, Krimpen aan den IJssel|
|Owner||Harald Grieg Martens, Bergen|
|Date of attack||9 Apr 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-252 (Kai Lerchen)|
|Position||66° 15'N, 23° 52'W - Grid AE 4112|
|Complement||24 (24 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Bíldudalur, Iceland (8 Apr) - Isafjord|
|History||Completed in March 1921 |
|Notes on event|
The Fanefjeld (Master Haakon Næss) was reported missing with a crew of 22, one passenger and the Icelandic pilot Sigurdur Oddson after leaving Bíldudalur for Isafjord on 8 April 1942. On 10 April, an unidentifiable body and a life buoy marked Fanef... were found by the Icelandic fishing vessel Eimskipas at Ørnundafjord. A search was carried out in the area but nothing more was found. It was assumed that she was sunk by an aircraft or mine.
U-252 reported the sinking of a steamer of 2000 grt off the northwest tip of Iceland at 10.04 hours on 9 April. This must have been the Fanefjeld.
|On board||We have details of 24 people who were on board.|
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