Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Motor merchant

Photo courtesy of Roger W. Jordan

Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage2,993 tons
Completed1935 - Helsingørs Jernskibs-og Maskinbyggeri A/S, Elsinore 
OwnerKnut Knutsen O.A.S., Haugesund 
Date of attack22 Sep 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-582 (Werner Schulte)
Position45° 57'N, 30° 05'W - Grid BD 5959
Complement48 (48 dead - no survivors)
RouteCardiff (18 Sep) - Halifax 
History Completed in March 1935 
Notes on event

In the morning of 22 Sep 1942 the unescorted Vibran (Master Per E. Palm) was torpedoed and sunk by U-582 about 400 miles north-northwest of the Azores. The master, 34 crew members, two gunners and eleven passengers were lost. The ship was reported missing and was presumed lost in approx. 42°45N/42°45W.

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On boardWe have details of 48 people who were on board

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