Ships hit by U-boats


Gunborg

Swedish Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

NameGunborg
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,572 tons
Completed1930 - Oskarshamns Varf A/B, Oskarshamn 
OwnerRederi-A/B Sylvia (Albert Billner), Gothenburg 
HomeportGothenburg 
Date of attack18 Oct 1940Nationality:      Swedish
 
FateSunk by U-46 (Engelbert Endrass)
Position57° 14'N, 11° 00'W - Grid AM 2929
Complement23 (0 dead and 23 survivors).
ConvoySC-7
RouteTommys Arm, Newfoundland - Halifax - Clyde - Ridham Dock 
Cargo850 cubic fathoms of pulpwood 
History Completed in December 1930 for Trelleborgs Ångfartygs Nya A/B, Trelleborg. 1940 transferred to Rederi-A/B Sylvia (Albert Billner), Gothenburg. 
Notes on event

At 22.25 hours on 18 Oct 1940 the Gunborg in convoy SC-7 was hit by one G7e torpedo from U-46 and sank about 150 miles west of the Hebrides. The crew was picked up by HMS Bluebell (K 80) (LtCdr R.E. Sherwood, RNR) and landed at Gourock.

 

Location of attack on Gunborg.

ship sunk.


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