Ships hit by U-boats

Martin Goldschmidt

Danish Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Danish Maritime Museum, Elsinore

NameMartin Goldschmidt
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,095 tons
Completed1922 - Køge Værft Skibs- og Maskinbyggeri A/S, Køge 
OwnerMarius Nielsen & Søn, Copenhagen 
Date of attack14 Feb 1940Nationality:      Danish
FateSunk by U-53 (Harald Grosse)
Position55° 53'N, 12° 37'W - Grid AM 4350
Complement20 (15 dead and 5 survivors).
RouteSafi, Morocco - Fredericia, Denmark 
History Completed in November 1922 
Notes on event

At 05.00 hours on 14 Feb 1940 the unescorted and neutral Martin Goldschmidt was torpedoed and sunk by U-53 northwest of Ireland. The survivors were picked up by the Norwegian steam merchant Berto.

On boardWe have details of 13 people who were on board

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