Ships hit by U-boats


Ferm

Norwegian Motor tanker



Photo courtesy of Norsk Maritimt Museum

NameFerm
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage6,593 tons
Completed1933 - A/B Götaverken, Gothenburg 
OwnerN.Chr. Evensen, Oslo 
HomeportOslo 
Date of attack16 Mar 1941Nationality:      Norwegian
 
FateSunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position60° 42'N, 13° 10'W
Complement35 (0 dead and 35 survivors).
ConvoyHX-112
RouteNew York - Halifax (1 Mar) - Avonmouth 
Cargo8935 tons of fuel oil 
History Completed in June 1933 
Notes on event

On 16 March 1941, U-99 attacked convoy HX-112 several times and sank five ships, Venetia, J.B. White, Ferm, Beduin and Korshamn and damaged the Franche Comte. The U-boat was lost after these attacks.

The Ferm (Master Bernt Anton Thorbjørnsen) caught fire after she was torpedoed. All crew members abandoned ship and were picked up by HMS Bluebell (K 80) (LtCdr R.E. Sherwood, RNR). The floating tanker was taken in tow the next day, but she sank in 61°30N/09°30W on 21 March.

 
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ship sunk.


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