Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Trondhjems Mekaniske Verksted, Trondheim|
|Owner||Det Nordenfjeldske A/S, Trondheim|
|Date of attack||24 Feb 1941||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-95 (Gerd Schreiber)|
|Position||59° 30'N, 21° 00'W - Grid AL 2362|
|Complement||22 (22 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Methil (13 Feb) - Oban (19 Feb) - Halifax|
Completed in December 1919. On 18 Aug 1940, the Svein Jarl was bombed and damaged by a German aircraft west of Bloody Foreland and later repaired at Londonderry. Two men were injured in the attack and transferred to a British destroyer the next day for medical treatment.
|Notes on event|
At 00.27 hours on 24 Feb 1941, U-95 fired one torpedo at a ship from the dispersed convoy OB-288 and missed the intended target, but Schreiber thought that he hit another ship beyond. This is not confirmed from Allied reports. At 00.28 hours, the U-boat fired a second torpedo and observed a hit in the stern of a ship and its sinking. The victim was probably Svein Jarl (Master Martin Marsteen) which was reported missing after convoy had been dispersed. The master and 21 crew members were lost.
|On board||We have details of 22 people who were on board.|
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