Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Motor tanker

Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage8,136 tons
Completed1936 - A/B Götaverken, Gothenburg 
OwnerA.O. Andersen & Co´s Efterfolger A/S, Oslo 
Date of attack16 Mar 1941Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position60° 42'N, 13° 10'W
Complement34 (4 dead and 30 survivors).
RouteAruba (18 Feb) - Bermuda - Clyde 
Cargo11,000 tons of petrol 
History Completed in March 1936 
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 Beduin (Master Hans Hansen) was hit by one torpedo aft of the pump room and later broke in two in 61°20N/11°55W. The forepart was shelled and sunk by a British trawler in 61°02N/11°53W on 19 March, while the afterpart was taken in tow by the tug HMS St. Olaves (W 40) on 18 March but sank two days later in 61°07N/10°50W. On 18 March, 20 survivors were picked up by the British steam trawler River Ayr and landed at Thorshavn the next evening. Ten others were put ashore at Fleetwood by the Icelandic trawler Hilmir on 23 March.

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