Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1882 - Thomas Turnbull & Son, Whitby|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Henal (P. Trolle-Henckel), Helsingborg|
|Date of attack||21 Dec 1939||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-21 (Fritz Frauenheim)|
|Position||57° 00'N, 0° 17'E - Grid AN 4733|
|Complement||17 (10 dead and 7 survivors).|
|Route||Leith - Malmö - Stockholm|
|History||Completed in November 1882 as British Henrietta for Best Ryley & Co. 1889 renamed Leila for T. Marwood & Sons. 1906 sold to Norway and renamed Severini for H. Skougaard. 1923 sold to Sweden and renamed Harrisborg for Rederi-A/B Orion (H. Sandberg), Helsingborg. 1934 transferred to Rederi-A/B Henal (P. Trolle-Henckel), Helsingborg and renamed Carl Henckel. |
|Notes on event|
At 06.50 hours on 21 Dec 1939, U-21 spotted two steamers with lights set but saw no national markings. At 07.25 hours, the first ship, the Mars, was hit by one torpedo and sank within 90 seconds east-northeast of May Island. At 07.42 hours, the second ship, the Carl Henckel (Master Karl Martin Eklund), was hit by one torpedo and stopped, but remained afloat and sank immediately following a coup de grâce at 10.16 hours. One survivor from the first and seven survivors from the second ship were picked up the next day by the Hop and taken to Kristiansand.
|On board||We have details of 10 people who were on board.|
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