Ships hit by U-boats

Frank Seamans

Norwegian Steam merchant

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NameFrank Seamans
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,271 tons
Completed1928 - Sir John Priestman & Co Ltd, Southwick, Sunderland 
OwnerA/S Krogstads Shipping Agencies Ltd, Oslo 
Date of attack7 May 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-162 (J├╝rgen Wattenberg)
Position6° 21'N, 55° 38'W - Grid EO 5656
Complement27 (0 dead and 27 survivors).
RouteParamaribo - Trinidad 
Notes on event

At 08.00 hours on 7 May 1942 the unescorted Frank Seamans (Master Ingvald Hegerberg) was struck by one torpedo from U-162. After all crew members had abandoned ship in lifeboats, a second torpedo was fired which sank the ship. All hands were picked up by a Dutch ship the next day and taken to Paramaribo.

On boardWe have details of 27 people who were on board

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