Ships hit by U-boats

Elin K.

Norwegian Motor merchant

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NameElin K.
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage5,214 tons
Completed1937 - Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack 
OwnerJacob Kjøde A/S, Bergen 
Date of attack16 Mar 1943Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-603 (Hans-Joachim Bertelsmann)
Position50° 38'N, 34° 46'W - Grid BD 1539
Complement40 (0 dead and 40 survivors).
RouteSydney NSW - Cristobal - New York - Belfast Lough 
Cargo7000 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 boardWe have details of 34 people who were on board

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