Ships hit by U-boats


Swedish Motor merchant

Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage5,779 tons
Completed1922 - √Ėresundsvarvet A/B, Landskrona 
OwnerA/B Svenska Ostasiatiska Kompaniet, Gothenburg 
Date of attack9 Aug 1940Nationality:      Swedish
FateSunk by U-30 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)
Position55° 04'N, 11° 21'W - Grid AM 5424
Complement32 (16 dead and 16 survivors).
RouteCalcutta - Freetown - Liverpool 
Cargo3000 tons of pig iron, 2700 tons of linseed, 1152 tons of general cargo and 1034 tons of hessian 
History Completed in January 1922 
Notes on event

At 20.32 hours on 9 Aug 1940 the unescorted Canton was hit by one torpedo from U-30 and sank 70 miles west of Tory Island.

On boardWe have details of 16 people who were on board

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