Estonian Steam merchant
|Completed||1902 - Hasseldalens Jernskibsbyggeri, Grimstad|
|Owner||M.G. Martinson, Pärnu|
|Date of attack||13 Oct 1940||Nationality: Estonian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-103 (Viktor Schütze)|
|Position||57° 02'N, 13° 11'W - Grid AM 0127|
|Complement||? men (? dead and 19 survivors).|
|Route||Pugwash, Nova Scotia - Belfast|
|Cargo||550 standards of timber|
|History||Completed in January 1902 as Norwegian Nora for D. Ellerhusen & Co, Bergen. Later sold to Estonia. |
|Notes on event|
At 08.46 hours on 13 Oct 1940 the unescorted Nora was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-103 after being missed by one torpedo each at 04.46 and 07.12 hours. The explosion threw parts of the deck cargo into the air, some hitting the water near the periscope. Schütze decided not to fire at the ship with the deck gun, because he saw that the lifeboats had been destroyed and the crew waved for help, so he send a distress message with position for the steamer and left the area.
On 18 October, the survivors were picked up by HMS Leith (L 36) (Cdr R.C. Allen, RN), which was escorting convoy SC-7.
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