Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1917 - A/B Lindholmens Varv, Gothenburg|
|Owner||Einar Lange, Oslo|
|Date of attack||6 Dec 1940||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-43 (Wolfgang Lüth)|
|Position||53° 00'N, 21° 00'W - Grid AL 8225|
|Complement||23 (23 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Grangemouth (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.
|On board||We have details of 22 people who were on board.|
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