Ships hit by U-boats

Tor II

Faroese Steam trawler

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NameTor II
Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage292 tons
Completed1924 - Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby 
OwnerP/F Trolarafelagid Tór (Jens Av. Reyni), Thorshaven 
Date of attack7 Sep 1942Nationality:      Faroese
FateSunk by U-617 (Albrecht Brandi)
Position62° 30'N, 18° 30'W - Grid AE 7672
Complement21 (18 dead and 3 survivors).
RouteFleetwood - Fishing grounds 
History Completed in July 1924 as Lord Lonsdale for Pickering & Haldane´s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. In February 1939 sold to the Faroe Islands and renamed Tor II
Notes on event

At 21.57 hours on 7 September 1942 U-617 fired a spread of two G7e torpedoes at the unescorted Tor II (Master Óli Fossaberg), which was hit on the port side by at least one of them and sank within a few minutes about 70 miles southeast of Vestmann Island. 18 crew members were lost. The master and two crewmen survived and were landed in Iceland. The U-boat had chased the ship since 12.25 hours, but almost lost contact when it had to stop for two hours to repair the starboard diesel engine.

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