Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Motor merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage4,884 tons
Completed1929 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
OwnerA/S Westfal-Larsen & Co, Bergen 
Date of attack11 Sep 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-584 (Joachim Deecke)
Position49° 32'N, 32° 21'W - Grid BD 2491
Complement41 (1 dead and 40 survivors).
RouteLiverpool - New York 
History Completed in October 1929 
Notes on event

At 19.25 hours on 11 Sep 1942 the Hindanger (Master Otto Olsvik) in station #11 of convoy ON-127 was torpedoed by U-584, was abandoned and fell behind convoy. The U-boat observed hits under the bridge and in the engine room and left the capsized and sinking wreck at 02.30 hours. 40 survivors were picked up by HMCS Amherst (K 148) (T/Lt H.G. Denyer, RCNR), which reported the sinking of the wreck by gunfire and a depth charge at 23.12 hours.

It is possible that the scuttling attempt was unsuccessful and the ship was sunk at 05.34 hours on 12 September by two coups de grĂ¢ce by U-608 (Struckmeier) in grid BD 2744.

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On boardWe have details of 40 people who were on board

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