Swedish Motor merchant
|Completed||1917 - Burmeister & Wain´s Maskin & Skibsbyggeri A/S, Copenhagen|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Nordstjernan (Axel Axelson Johnson), Stockholm|
|Date of attack||31 Dec 1940||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-38 (Heinrich Liebe)|
|Position||60° 01'N, 23° 00'W - Grid AL 2711|
|Complement||35 (35 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Montreal (3 Dec) - Halifax (18 Dec) - Glasgow|
|Cargo||6181 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 board||We have details of 32 people who were on board.|
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