Norwegian Motor merchant
|Completed||1936 - Akers Mekaniske Verksted A/S, Oslo|
|Owner||Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Oslo|
|Date of attack||9 Mar 1943||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-506 (Erich Würdemann)|
|Position||37° 30'S, 23° 15'E - Grid KY 9415|
|Complement||46 (12 dead and 34 survivors).|
|Route||Alexandria - Port Said - Aden - Capetown - Lagos|
|Cargo||200 tons of bagged salt as ballast|
|History||Completed in July 1936 |
|Notes on event|
At 06.13 hours on 9 March 1943 the Tabor (Master Halfdan Andersen) was hit on the port side by one torpedo from U-506 southeast of Cape Agulhas. The torpedo struck in #4 hold and set the engine room on fire, killing one man on watch below and seriously burnt the first engineer. The ship was disabled completely and all lights went out, forcing the survivors to abandon ship in four lifeboats before a coup de grâce hit the engine room at 07.14 hours. The Tabor remained afloat so the U-boat commenced shelling the ship until she sank at 08.57 hours, also burning at the bridge and amidships. The Germans questioned the survivors before leaving the area, however the vessel was mistakenly reported as the British steam merchant Pearlmoor.
|On board||We have details of 41 people who were on board.|
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