Icelandic Steam trawler
|Completed||1902 - Kristansand|
|Date of attack||12 Mar 1941||Nationality: Icelandic|
|Fate||Sunk by U-37 (Asmus Nicolai Clausen)|
|Position||59° 39'N, 12° 36'W - Grid AM 1461|
|Complement||10 (10 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Fishing grounds - Fleetwood|
|History||Built as Norwegian Solundir for Mathias Gilsvik, Askvoll. In December 1923 sold to Iceland and renamed Poul. Later renamed Pétursey (IS 100). |
|Notes on event|
At 18.05 hours on 12 March 1941, U-37 opened fire with the deck gun and the 37mm AA gun from a great distance at the Pétursey (Master Þorsteinn Magnússon) south of Iceland, but first missed her many times, giving the crew time to abandon ship. After some heavy hits they went closer, saw the Icelandic flag painted on the side of the vessel and immediately ceased fire, but the trawler soon sank. The U-boat had observed how the crew abandoned ship, but they were never seen again.
|On board||We have details of 10 people who were on board.|
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