Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,591 tons
Completed1923 - Laxevaags Maskin & Jernskibsbyggeri, Bergen 
OwnerD/S A/S Vestland (Richard & Sverre Amlie), Haugesund 
Date of attack4 Jan 1945Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-1232 (Kurt Dobratz)
Position44° 30'N, 63° 00'W - Grid BB 7535
Complement22 (17 dead and 5 survivors).
RouteSt. Lawrence, Newfoundland - Sydney (2 Jan) - Halifax - Philadelphia 
Cargo1200 tons of flourspar 
History Completed in October 1923 
Notes on event

About 17.00 hours on 14 Jan 1945, U-1232 attacked convoy SH-194 four miles off Halifax and reported two ships sunk. The Polarland was sunk and the Nipiwan Park damaged.

The Polarland (Master Finn N. Abrahamsen) in station #31 was hit on the port side by one torpedo and sank within 15 seconds. Two men rescued themselves on a raft which floated free and were later joined by three others that came to the surface after the ship sank. The four crewmen and one gunner were picked up about one hour later by HMCS Kentville (J 312) (T/Lt F.G. Rainsford, RCNVR) and landed in Halifax. The master, one gunner and 15 crew members were lost, including all officers.

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