Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1898 - W. Gray & Co, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Lerberget, Helsingborg|
|Date of attack||16 Feb 1940||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-14 (Herbert Wohlfarth)|
|Position||57° 51'N, 2° 00'W - Grid AN 1853|
|Complement||20 (10 dead and 10 survivors).|
|Route||Blyth - Halmstad, Sweden|
|History||Completed in in April 1898 as Emanuel for Rederi-A/B Helsingborg (N.C. Corfitzon), Helsingborg. 1916 transferred to Rederi-A/B Svecia (J.P. Jönsson), Landskrona. 1917 sold to Ångfartygs-A/B Tirfing, Gothenburg and renamed Roland. 1919 renamed Jaffa for Rederi-A/B Sverige - Levanten (V.R. Olburs), Gothenburg. 1925 renamed Liana for Rederi-A/B Lerberget (Fänges & Pahlssons Rederier), Helsingborg. |
|Notes on event|
The Liana sank by the stern within one minute after being hit aft by one G7a torpedo. Ten crew members were lost. Ten survivors from Liana and seven from Osmed were later picked up from a raft by the British trawler Loch Hope in position 58°07N/02°12W and landed at Scrabster. Eight of these survivors went aboard Santos for repatriation to Sweden, but the ship was sunk by U-63 (Lorentz) on 24 February with the loss of six men from the Liana.
|On board||We have details of 20 people who were on board.|
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