Ships hit by U-boats


Swedish Motor merchant

Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage6,673 tons
Completed1920 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Govan, Glasgow 
OwnerRederi-A/B Jamaica (Sven Salén), Stockholm 
Date of attack16 Mar 1941Nationality:      Swedish
FateSunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position61° 09'N, 12° 20'W - Grid AE 89
Complement36 (24 dead and 12 survivors).
RouteNew York - Halifax - Liverpool 
Cargo7979 tons of general cargo 
History Completed in January 1920 as British Glenluce for Glen & Co, Glasgow. In February 1936 renamed Ionopolis for P. Wigham-Richardson & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1937 sold to Norway and renamed Vigeo for Skibs A/S Vigrid (Bruun & von der Lippe), Tønsberg and used as whaling supply ship in the Antarctic for one season. In January 1939 sold to Sweden and renamed Korshamn for Rederi-A/B Jamaica (Sven Salén), Stockholm. 
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.

On boardWe have details of 25 people who were on board

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