Ships hit by U-boats


Ulva

British Steam merchant


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NameUlva
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,401 tons
Completed1912 - Mackay Brothers Ltd, Alloa 
OwnerBlane & Evans, Cardiff 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack3 Sep 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-60 (Adalbert Schnee)
Position55° 45'N, 11° 45'W - Grid AM 5154
Complement20 (3 dead and 17 survivors).
Convoy
RouteNewport - Gibraltar 
CargoCoal 
History Completed in December 1912 as British Carronpark for Denholm Line Steamers Ltd, Greenock. 1920 renamed Poznan for Anglo-Polish Steamship Line Ltd (L. Walford), Greenock. 1923 renamed Ulva for Scandinavian Shipping Co Ltd (Glen & Co), Glasgow. 1928 sold to Ulva Shipping Co Ltd, Halifax and registered in Canada. On 7 Dec 1929, the Ulva sank in the ice at Port Colborne, Ontario, but was raised, refitted and returned to service in 1930. 1939 sold to Blane & Evans, Cardiff. 
Notes on event

At 03.26 hours on 3 Sep 1940 the unescorted Ulva (Master Henry Barnfather) was hit amidships by one G7e torpedo from U-60 and sank slowly about 180 miles west-northwest of Inishtrahull. The Germans observed a heavy detonation that sent debris into the air, some of it falling close to the U-boat. Three crew members were lost. The master and 16 crew members landed at Castlebay, Isle of Barra, Hebrides.

 
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