Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1938 - Fredriksstad Mekaniske Verksted A/S, Fredrikstad|
|Owner||C.H. Sørensen & Sønner, Arendal|
|Date of attack||9 Feb 1944||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-188 (Siegfried Lüdden)|
|Position||12° 30'N, 57° 50'E - Grid MQ 5869|
|Complement||37 (0 dead and 37 survivors).|
|Route||Bombay - Cochin (5 Feb) - Aden - UK|
|Cargo||6068 tons of general cargo and tea|
|History||Completed in May 1938 |
|Notes on event|
At 19.06 hours on 9 Feb 1944 the unescorted Viva (Master Oscar Andersen) was hit on the starboard side in the deep tank by one torpedo from U-188. The crew stopped the engines and abandoned ship in three lifeboats because the starboard motor boat was destroyed by the explosion. The ship developed a heavy list to starboard, but remained afloat and had to be sunk by a coup de grâce at 19.41 hours. The ship was hit on the port side aft and sank within 7 minutes after a boiler explosion. In the morning of 11 February, the survivors were picked up by the Marwarri (Master Armstrong) in 13°00N/55°20E and landed at Aden three days later.
|On board||We have details of 37 people who were on board.|
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