Norwegian Motor merchant
|Completed||1937 - Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack|
|Owner||Jacob Kjøde A/S, Bergen|
|Date of attack||16 Mar 1943||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-603 (Hans-Joachim Bertelsmann)|
|Position||50° 38'N, 34° 46'W - Grid BD 1539|
|Complement||40 (0 dead and 40 survivors).|
|Route||Sydney NSW - Cristobal - New York - Belfast Lough|
|Cargo||7000 tons of wheat, manganese ore and 339 bags of mail|
|Notes on event|
At 23.00 hours on 16 March 1943, U-603 fired three FAT and one G7e torpedoes at convoy HX-229 and heard one certain and one possible detonation. The only ship hit was the Elin K. (Master Robert Johannessen), which was hit by one torpedo and sank. All crew members abandoned ship in the lifeboats and were picked up by the HMS Pennywort (K 111).
|On board||We have details of 34 people who were on board.|
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