Ships hit by U-boats

Jon Olafsson

Icelandic Steam trawler

NameJon Olafsson
Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage423 tons
Completed1933 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley 
OwnerFiskveiðafélagið Alliance (O.H. Jonsson), Reykjavík 
Date of attack24 Oct 1942Nationality:      Icelandic
FateSunk by U-383 (Horst Kremser)
Position62° 09'N, 16° 52'W - Grid AE 8449
Complement13 (13 dead - no survivors)
RouteFleetwood (21 Oct) - Reykjavik 
History Completed in November 1933 as Loch Seaforth for Loch Fishing Co of Hull Ltd (Harry Wight Ltd), Hull. 1939 sold to Iceland and renamed Jon Olafsson
Notes on event

At 13.24 hours on 24 October 1942 U-383 fired a spread of two G7e torpedoes at the unescorted and zigzagging Jon Olafsson about 100 miles south of Iceland and heard a detonation after 1 minute and then sinking noises. Later the Germans spotted wreckage but found no survivors. The trawler was reported missing after being sighted the last time on 22 October.

On boardWe have details of 13 people who were on board

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