Ships hit by U-boats


Swedish Motor merchant

Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage3,760 tons
Completed1917 - Burmeister & Wain´s Maskin & Skibsbyggeri A/S, Copenhagen 
OwnerRederi-A/B Nordstjernan (Axel Axelson Johnson), Stockholm 
Date of attack31 Dec 1940Nationality:      Swedish
FateSunk by U-38 (Heinrich Liebe)
Position60° 01'N, 23° 00'W - Grid AL 2711
Complement35 (35 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyHX-97 (straggler)
RouteMontreal (3 Dec) - Halifax (18 Dec) - Glasgow 
Cargo6181 tons of general cargo 
History Completed in April 1917 
Notes on event

At 21.12 hours on 31 Dec 1940 the Valparaiso, a straggler from convoy HX-97 since 29 December, was hit aft by one G7a torpedo from U-38 and sank by the stern. The master, 32 crew members and two passengers were lost.

On boardWe have details of 32 people who were on board

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