Ships hit by U-boats


Danish Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Danish Maritime Museum, Elsinore

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,206 tons
Completed1924 - Kjobenhavns Flydedok & Skibsv√¶rft A/S, Copenhagen 
OwnerA. Schmiegelow & Axel Kampen, Copenhagen 
Date of attack15 Feb 1940Nationality:      Danish
FateSunk by U-37 (Werner Hartmann)
Position49° 17'N, 8° 15'W - Grid BF 1922
Complement16 (15 dead and 1 survivor).
RouteValencia - Bristol 
CargoFresh fruit 
History Completed in January 1924 
Notes on event

At 05.45 hours on 15 Feb 1940 the neutral and unescorted Aase was hit in the stern by one torpedo from U-37 and sank fast after breaking in two. 15 crew members were lost. The only survivor was picked up by HMS Verity (D 63) (LtCdr A.R.M. Black, RN) on 17 February.

On boardWe have details of 15 people who were on board

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