Estonian Steam merchant
|Completed||1917 - Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Owner||Alexander Inkapööl (E. Jakobson & others), Tallinn|
|Date of attack||11 May 1940||Nationality: Estonian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-9 (Wolfgang Lüth)|
|Position||51° 22'N, 2° 26'E - Grid AN 8749|
|Complement||20 (15 dead and 5 survivors).|
|Route||Antwerp - Miami|
|History||Completed in June 1917 as Flamma for Gas, Light & Coke Co (Stephenson Clarke), London. 1936 sold to Estland and renamed Viiu. |
|Notes on event|
At 00.49 hours on 11 May 1940 the unescorted Viiu was hit near the bridge by one G7e torpedo from U-9 and sank within one minute off the Westhinder Buoy. The five survivors were picked up by HMS Arctic Hunter (FY 1614) (T/Skr G.W. Moore, RNR) ten miles east of Noss Head.
On 10 May, the Viiu had picked up survivors from the British steam merchant Henry Woodall (625 grt), which had been mined and sunk that day three miles east of Withernsea.
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