Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1922 - Akers Mekaniske Verksted A/S, Oslo|
|Owner||Fred Olsen & Co, Oslo|
|Date of attack||25 Jan 1940||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-14 (Herbert Wohlfarth)|
|Position||52° 39'N, 4° 15'E - Grid AN 8462|
|Complement||58 (37 dead and 21 survivors).|
|Route||Antwerp - Oslo|
|History||Completed in October 1922 |
|Notes on event|
At 02.30 hours on 25 January 1940 the unescorted and neutral Biarritz (Master Johan Andreas Anderssen) was torpedoed by U-14 about 36 miles northwest of Ymuiden. She sank quickly and only one lifeboat with 19 people set off. 26 crewmen and eleven passengers, among them several women, died. 21 survivors and three bodies were picked up by the Norwegian steam merchant Borgholm, which sailed nearby and were taken to Ymuiden. Several passengers were sailors who paid off their ships and were on their way home.
|On board||We have details of 35 people who were on board.|
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