Ships hit by U-boats

L.A. Christensen

Norwegian Motor merchant

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NameL.A. Christensen
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage4,362 tons
Completed1925 - Deutsche Werft AG, Betrieb Finkenwärder, Hamburg 
OwnerHjalmar Røed & Co, Tønsberg 
Date of attack10 Jun 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-129 (Hans-Ludwig Witt)
Position27° 44'N, 63° 54'W - Grid DD 7675
Complement31 (0 dead and 31 survivors).
RouteKarachi - 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.

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