Norwegian Motor merchant
|Completed||1925 - Deutsche Werft AG, Betrieb Finkenwärder, Hamburg|
|Owner||Hjalmar Røed & Co, Tønsberg|
|Date of attack||10 Jun 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-129 (Hans-Ludwig Witt)|
|Position||27° 44'N, 63° 54'W - Grid DD 7675|
|Complement||31 (0 dead and 31 survivors).|
|Route||Karachi - Durban (9 May) - Philadelphia|
|History||Completed in September 1925 |
|Notes on event|
At 20.06 hours on 10 June 1942 the unescorted L.A. Christensen (Master Arne Høst Olsen) was hit on the starboard side between #1 and #2 holds by one of two stern torpedoes from U-129 and immediately settled by the bow. She sank vertically with a heavy list to port after about 12 minutes. All men abandoned ship in three lifeboats and the U-boat questioned them and gave navigational assistance. The survivors were picked up after about 18 hours by Bill in 28°01N/63°57W and landed at Bermuda on 12 June.
|On board||We have details of 31 people who were on board.|
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