Norwegian Motor tanker
|Completed||1935 - Akers Mekaniske Verksted A/S, Oslo|
|Owner||A/S Østlandske Petroleums Compagni, Oslo|
|Date of attack||25 May 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Damaged by U-753 (Alfred Manhardt von Mannstein)|
|Position||28° 45'N, 90° 03'W - Grid DA 9259|
|Complement||? men (? dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Norfolk - Galveston|
|History||After the war the owner was renamed A/S Norske Esso, Oslo. The Haakon Hauan was sold in January 1960 to the British Iron & Steel Corporation and allocated to Thomas W. Ward Ltd for breaking up. On 6 Mar 1960, the tanker arrived at Inverkeithing, Scotland to be broken up. |
|Notes on event|
At 04.16 hours on 25 May 1942 the Haakon Hauan (Master K. Johannesen) was hit by one torpedo from U-753 amidships. The U-boat had then to evade an escort vessel and did not find the tanker again. The damaged ship was taken to New Orleans, then towed to Mobile where she was repaired for three months.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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