Ships hit by U-boats


Swedish Motor merchant

Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage1,629 tons
Completed1934 - Kockums Mekaniska Verksteds A/B, Malmö 
OwnerRederi-A/B Svenska Lloyd, Gothenburg 
Date of attack13 Dec 1942Nationality:      Swedish
FateSunk by U-176 (Reiner Dierksen)
Position1° 36'N, 32° 22'W - Grid FC 2515
Complement25 (0 dead and 25 survivors).
RouteMontevideo - Philadelphia 
Cargo1000 tons of salted hides, 1200 tons of wool and 50 tons of salted hides in barrels 
History Completed in July 1934

On 11 Apr 1942, the Scania picked up 27 survivors from the Norwegian motor merchant Balkis (2161 grt), which had been sunk by the Italian submarine Pietro Calvi (Olivieri) about 60 miles off the coast of Brazil north of Fortaleza in the morning of that day and landed them in Fortaleza on 12 April. 
Notes on event

At 15.48 hours on 13 Dec 1942 the Scania was stopped by U-176, searched by a boarding party and at 18.05 hours sunk by six scuttling charges in accordance with the prize rules after the crew had abandoned ship. The survivors were picked up after 60 hours by the Swedish motor merchant Nordstjernan.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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