Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,365 tons
Completed1916 - Slikkerveer, Netherlands 
OwnerAugust Kjerland & Co A/S, Bergen 
Date of attack4 Feb 1940Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-37 (Werner Hartmann)
Position58° 55'N, 0° 14'W - Grid AN 4126
Complement17 (17 dead - no survivors)
RouteBergen (3 Feb) - Middlesbrough 

On 22 Dec 1939, the Hop rescued seven survivors from Carl Henckel and one from Mars and took them to Kristiansand. Both ships had been sunk by U-21 (Frauenheim) the day before.

Notes on event

At 04.17 hours on 4 Feb 1940 the Hop (Master Kristoffer Luthenthun) was torpedoed and sunk with all hands by U-37 near the Shetland Islands.

On boardWe have details of 17 people who were on board

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