Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,590 tons
Completed1938 - Kaldnes Mek Verksted, Tønsberg 
OwnerThorleif Bugge, Tønsberg 
Date of attack15 Jan 1940Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-44 (Ludwig Mathes)
Position47° 20'N, 6° 16'W - Grid BF 5181
Complement20 (15 dead and 5 survivors).
RouteDjidjelli, Algeria - Middlesbrough 
Notes on event

At 00.13 hours on 15 Jan 1940 the Fagerheim was hit by one torpedo from U-44 about 80 miles southwest of Quessant, broke in two and sank. The survivors were rescued and taken to Vigo, Spain.

On boardWe have details of 17 people who were on board

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