Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

The photo shows Dalvangen, a sistership of Lindvangen. Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,412 tons
Completed1931 - International Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Danzig 
OwnerGørrisen & Co A/S, Oslo 
Date of attack23 Sep 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-515 (Werner Henke)
Position9° 20'N, 60° 10'W - Grid EO 1410
Complement23 (15 dead and 8 survivors).
RouteParamaribo (21 Sep) - Port of Spain, Trinidad 
Cargo2800 tons of bauxite 
History Completed in October 1931 
Notes on event

At 06.15 hours on 23 Sep 1942 the unescorted Lindvangen (Master John Einar Jensen) was torpedoed on the starboard side between hatch #3 and the engine room by U-515 and sank by the stern after a boiler explosion in 30 fathoms of water. She sank so fast that no lifeboats could be launched, but the master and an able seaman had managed to get on a raft and were questioned by the Germans. They were picked up two hours later by the British examination vessel HMS Helene, which later also rescued another man in a gig, three men afloat in a big crate and two others clinging to various debris. On 29 September, all survivors were landed in Georgetown, British Guiana.

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