Norwegian Motor merchant
|Completed||1930 - Kockums Mekaniska Verksteds A/B, Malmö|
|Owner||Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Oslo|
|Date of attack||19 Jun 1940||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Hans Rudolf Rösing)|
|Position||45° 10'N, 11° 50'W - Grid BE 9359|
|Complement||39 (1 dead and 38 survivors).|
|Route||Sydney, NSW - Melbourne (15 Mar) - Marseilles - Lisbon - Gibraltar (13 Jun) - Liverpool|
|Cargo||3800 tons of steel and 600 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in April 1930 |
|Notes on event|
At 01.25 hours on 19 June 1940 the Tudor (Master Hans Bjønnes) in convoy HG-34F was hit on the port side by one G7e torpedo from U-48 northwest of Cape Finisterre. The torpedo had been spotted by a lookout but the evasive maneuver was too late and it struck between #1 and #2 hatch. The crew abandoned ship in four lifeboats as the ship settled by the bow and one of them was destroyed by the propeller that came out of the water. The second engineer was lost in the incident and the third mate was injured. The boats remained near the ship until she sank about 4 hours after the hit and then set sail for the Spanish coast. During the day, 15 survivors in one boat were picked up by HMS Arabis (K 73) (LtCdr B. Blewitt, RNR) and the remaining survivors in the other two boats by HMS Calendula (K 28) (LtCdr A.D. Bruford, RNVR) and landed in Plymouth on 21 and 22 June.
|On board||We have details of 39 people who were on board.|
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