Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1931 - International Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Danzig|
|Owner||Gørrisen & Co A/S, Oslo|
|Date of attack||23 Sep 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-515 (Werner Henke)|
|Position||9° 20'N, 60° 10'W - Grid EO 1410|
|Complement||23 (15 dead and 8 survivors).|
|Route||Paramaribo (21 Sep) - Port of Spain, Trinidad|
|Cargo||2800 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.
|On board||We have details of 23 people who were on board.|
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