Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - A. McMillan & Son Ltd, Dumbarton|
|Owner||H.M. Wrangell & Co A/S, Haugesund|
|Date of attack||2 Mar 1941||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-147 (Reinhard Hardegen)|
|Position||59° 30'N, 7° 30'W - Grid AM 3353|
|Complement||30 (29 dead and 1 survivor).|
|Route||Baltimore (7 Feb) - Halifax (13 Feb) - Hull|
|Cargo||7000 tons of steel, scrap iron and tractors|
|History||Completed in November 1920 as Torrey for Martin Mosvold, Farsund. In June 1923 renamed Augvald for H.M. Wrangell & Co A/S, Haugesund. |
|Notes on event|
At 22.12 hours on 2 March 1941 the Augvald (Master Rolf Svensen), a straggler from convoy HX-109 since 1 March due to bad weather, was hit in the forward hold by one G7a torpedo from U-147 and sank within one minute about 72 miles north-northwest of Ness, Outer Hebrides. The Germans tried to question some survivors sitting on debris but were not able to understand them. The master and 28 crew members were lost, among them two young English mess boys aged 14 and 16. Able seaman Rasmus Kolstø survived 11 days alone on a raft and was picked up by HMS Pimpernel (K 71) (Lt F.H. Thornton, RNR) escorting convoy OB-296 in 58°50N/09°10W and was later landed at Greenock.
|On board||We have details of 30 people who were on board.|
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