Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,902 tons
Completed1917 - A/B Lindholmens Varv, Gothenburg 
OwnerEinar Lange, Oslo 
Date of attack6 Dec 1940Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-43 (Wolfgang Lüth)
Position53° 00'N, 21° 00'W - Grid AL 8225
Complement23 (23 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyOB-252 (straggler)
RouteGrangemouth (15 Nov) - Aberdeen (25 Nov) - Oban (1 Dec) - Sydney 
History Completed in October 1917 as Swedish Viken for Förnyade Ångfartygs-A/B Viking (G. Carlsson), Gothenburg. 1920 renamed Textil for R. Gohle. 1922 renamed Dagali for John P. Pedersen & Son, Oslo. 1935 renamed Skrim for Rederi A/S Skrim (Einar Lange), Oslo. 
Notes on event

The Skrim (Master Max Emil Gran) straggled from convoy OB-252 due to bad weather on 4 December and was never seen again.

At 22.48 hours on 6 Dec 1940, U-43 hit a ship going west in the stern with a torpedo and observed it sinking in 63 seconds. The ship had been spotted at 18.47 hours and missed with a first torpedo at 22.26 hours. This vessel was probably the Skrim.

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