Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1915 - Gøteborg Nya Varv A/B, Gothenburg|
|Owner||Förnyade Ångfartygs-A/B Götha, Gothenburg|
|Date of attack||19 Jan 1940||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-9 (Wolfgang Lüth)|
|Position||54° 16'N, 3° 30'E - Grid AN 6725|
|Complement||23 (19 dead and 4 survivors).|
|Route||Rotterdam - Gothenburg|
|Cargo||Coal, 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.
The survivors from Patria were picked up by the Swedish steam merchant Frigg.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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