Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,150 tons
Completed1917 - Wilton´s Maschinefabriek & Scheepswerf NV, Rotterdam 
OwnerJens A. Mørland, Arendal 
Date of attack11 Jan 1940Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-23 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position58° 25'N, 1° 10'W - Grid AN 4128
Complement16 (11 dead and 5 survivors).
RouteDrammen - Methil 
Notes on event

At 16.32 hours on 11 Jan 1940 the Fredville (enroute to obtain a cargo of coal for Oslo) was torpedoed by U-23 about 100 miles east of the Orkney Islands and broke in two. The forepart remained afloat and five survivors left their lifeboats several times to go back on board and look for more surviviors. The survivors were picked up by a Swedish ship and taken to Kopervik.

On boardWe have details of 9 people who were on board

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