Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,434 tons
Completed1918 - P. Smit Jnr., Rotterdam 
OwnerJohn K. Haaland & Co A/S, Haugesund 
Date of attack22 Jan 1940Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-61 (J├╝rgen Oesten)
Position58° 40'N, 0° 30'W - Grid AN 4158
Complement24 (5 dead and 19 survivors).
RouteKristiansand - Newcastle 
Notes on event

At 21.27 hours on 22 Jan 1940 the unescorted and neutral Sydfold (Master Gunnar Egge) was hit by one torpedo from U-61, caught fire and sank slowly. The survivors were picked up by the Norwegian steam merchant Rona.

On boardWe have details of 6 people who were on board

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