Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Huiskens & van Dijk, Dordrecht|
|Owner||J.M. Johannesens Rederi A/S, Bergen|
|Date of attack||20 Jan 1940||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-57 (Claus Korth)|
|Position||58° 14'N, 2° 05'W - Grid AN 1819|
|Complement||17 (14 dead and 3 survivors).|
|Route||Blyth (19 Jan) - Oslo|
|History||Completed in April 1921 |
|Notes on event|
At 20.26 hours on 20 Jan 1940 the Miranda (Master Asser Hiorth) was hit by one G7e torpedo from U-57 about 30 miles northwest of Peterhead. The U-boat had spotted a group of five steamers and an escort and tried to attack the leading ship, but the distance was too short so they fired a torpedo with a magnetic fuze at the second ship. The explosion broke the keel of Miranda and caused her to sink within five minutes. Three survivors were picked up the next day by the British armed boarding vessel HMS Discovery II and taken to Kirkwall.
|On board||We have details of 14 people who were on board.|
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