Swedish Motor merchant
|Completed||1926 - A/B Götaverken, Gothenburg|
|Owner||Trafik-A/B Grängesberg-Oxelösund, Stockholm|
|Date of attack||19 May 1940||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-37 (Victor Oehrn)|
|Position||57° 25'N, 9° 15'W - Grid AM 2885|
|Complement||34 (0 dead and 34 survivors).|
|Route||Buenos Aires - Reykjavik - Liverpool|
|History||Completed in July 1926 |
|Notes on event|
At 06.31 hours on 19 May 1940 the unescorted Erik Frisell was hit by one G7a torpedo from U-37 and stopped. The crew abandoned ship only after the U-boat fired a shot across the bow and the Germans had to order them back to the ship to take the last two men off. Afterwards the ship was sunk by gunfire. She had orginally been en route to Stockholm but was ordered to Liverpool. The survivors were picked up by the British armed trawler HMS Cobbers and landed at Stornoway.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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