Ships hit by U-boats


Finnish Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,868 tons
Completed1913 - Robert Thompson & Sons Ltd, Bridge Dockyard, Sunderland 
OwnerAlexander Slotte, Vaasa 
Date of attack28 Aug 1940Nationality:      Finnish
FateSunk by U-101 (Fritz Frauenheim)
Position57° 43'N, 12° 18'W - Grid AM 1863
Complement29 (2 dead and 27 survivors).
RouteCampbellton, New Brunswick - Ardrossan 
History Built as Ellerdale 1938 renamed Elle 
Notes on event

At 04.25 hours on 28 Aug 1940 the Elle (Master Werner Öjst) in convoy SC-1 was hit amidships by one G7e torpedo from U-101. The ship had been missed with a first G7e torpedo at 04.01 hours. The master and 26 crew members were picked up by HMS Leith (L 36) and landed at Greenock on 30 August. The sloop scuttled the vessel with two shots of gunfire in the morning.

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