Ships hit by U-boats


Swedish Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,188 tons
Completed1915 - Gøteborg Nya Varv A/B, Gothenburg 
OwnerFörnyade Ångfartygs-A/B Götha, Gothenburg 
Date of attack19 Jan 1940Nationality:      Swedish
FateSunk by U-9 (Wolfgang Lüth)
Position54° 16'N, 3° 30'E - Grid AN 6725
Complement23 (19 dead and 4 survivors).
RouteRotterdam - Gothenburg 
CargoCoal, paper and asphalt 
History Completed in September 1915 
Notes on event

At 20.30 hours on 18 Jan 1940 the Patria (Master Adolf Fredrik Andersson, lost) was spotted on a southerly course by U-9 and was suspicious because no national markings could be seen from the distance of 500 metres. At 22.23 and 22.40 hours, the U-boat fired one torpedo each, but missed with both.
30 minutes later, the Flandria was spotted and sunk with one torpedo at 23.53 hours about 95 miles north of Ymuiden before the Patria was hit underneath the bridge by one torpedo at 01.45 hours on 19 January, which caused the ship to sink rapidly north of Ymuiden.

The survivors from Patria were picked up by the Swedish steam merchant Frigg.

On boardWe have details of 3 people who were on board

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