Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Stuart Smith

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,342 tons
Completed1921 - Eltringhams Ltd, Willington Quay-on-Tyne 
OwnerRob Nilson & Arild Nyquist, Oslo 
Date of attack13 Oct 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-221 (Hans-Hartwig Trojer)
Position53° 05'N, 44° 06'W - Grid AJ 9145
Complement29 (19 dead and 10 survivors).
RouteProvidence - New York - Liverpool 
Cargo944 standards of lumber and 651 tons of steel 
History Completed in July 1921 as Frithjof I for Alf Monsen, T√łnsberg. 1927 renamed Fagersten for Rob Nilson & Arild Nyquist, Oslo. 
Notes on event

At 05.56 hours on 13 October 1942 the Fagersten (Master Sverre Langfeldt) in convoy SC-104 was hit aft of the funnel by one torpedo from U-221 and sank in 10 minutes in cold and rough seas about 500 miles east of Belle Isle Strait. The master, 17 Norwegian crewmen and one British crewman were lost. Eight Norwegians and two British men in one lifeboat were picked up by HNoMS Potentilla (K 214) (LtCdr C.A. Monsen).

On boardWe have details of 29 people who were on board

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