Ships hit by U-boats


Silja

Norwegian Steam merchant


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NameSilja
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,259 tons
Completed1919 - P.Ph. Stuhr´s Maskin & Skibsværft, Aalborg 
OwnerRederi A/S Kragerø (K. Sandaas), Kragerø 
HomeportKragerø 
Date of attack10 Feb 1940Nationality:      Norwegian
 
FateSunk by U-37 (Werner Hartmann)
Position51° 21'N, 11° 32'W - Grid AM 7969
Complement15 (15 dead - no survivors)
Convoy
RouteTrapani (26 Jan) - Gibraltar (5 Feb) - Bergen 
CargoSalt 
History Completed in May 1919 
Notes on event

The neutral Silja (Master Knut Jensen) left Gibraltar on 5 February and was reported missing thereafter.

At 20.59 hours on 10 Feb 1940, U-37 fired one torpedo at an unescorted steamer about 75 miles west of Cape Clear, Ireland. The vessel broke in two after being hit aft. The stern part sank immediately and the fore part followed after a few minutes. This must have been the Silja.

 
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On boardWe have details of 15 people who were on board

Location of attack on Silja.

ship sunk.


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