Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,152 tons
Completed1912 - Laxevaags Maskin & Jernskibsbyggeri, Bergen 
OwnerA/S D/S Galatea (Th. Gjesdal), Bergen 
Date of attack21 Jan 1945Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-1051 (Heinrich von Holleben)
Position52° 40'N, 5° 23'W - Grid AM 95
Complement21 (20 dead and 1 survivor).
RouteLiverpool - Barry 
History Completed in January 1912 
Notes on event

In the evening of 21 Jan 1945 the Galatea (Master Peder Brendsdal) was hit on the starboard side in the foreship by one torpedo from U-1051 and sank immediately off Bardsey Island in the St. Georges Channel. The master, 16 crew members and three gunners were lost. The sole survivor, stoker Harald Hvidtsten was picked up from a raft by HMS Tyler (K 576) a few hours later, in the early morning hours of the next day and landed in Liverpool on 24 January.

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