Ships hit by U-boats


Swedish Motor merchant

Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage3,764 tons
Completed1918 - Burmeister & Wain´s Maskin & Skibsbyggeri A/S, Copenhagen 
OwnerRederi-A/B Nordstjernan (Axel Axelson Johnson), Stockholm 
Date of attack13 Sep 1942Nationality:      Swedish
FateSunk by U-506 (Erich Würdemann)
Position2° 35'N, 11° 22'W - Grid EU 7877
Complement33 (3 dead and 30 survivors).
RouteCochin - Bombay - Capetown - Freetown - UK 
Cargo2500 tons of manganese ore, 2500 tons of tea and 1500 tons of tobacco 
History Completed in May 1918

On 4 Aug 1940, the Norwegian motor merchant Sofie Bakke (5461 grt) sank after a collision with Lima when that ship ran into her while maneuvering in the convoy OA-193 about 5 miles east of Buchan Ness. No casualties. 
Notes on event

At 00.58 hours on 13 Sep 1942 the unescorted Lima was torpedoed and sunk by U-506 off Liberia. The U-boat misidentified her as Sima (5244 grt).

On boardWe have details of 4 people who were on board

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