Ships hit by U-boats


Swedish Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,751 tons
Completed1914 - A/B Lindholmens Varv, Gothenburg 
OwnerRederi-A/B Svenska Lloyd, Gothenburg 
Date of attack29 Mar 1941Nationality:      Swedish
FateSunk by U-46 (Engelbert Endrass)
Position59° 27'N, 24° 36'W - Grid AL 1447
Complement26 (16 dead and 10 survivors).
ConvoyOB-302 (straggler)
RouteLondon - Dunston - Loch Ewe - Las Palmas 
History Completed in October 1914 
Notes on event

At 17.50 hours on 29 March 1941 the unescorted Liguria (Master G.A. Melander), a straggler from convoy OB-302, was hit amidships by one G7e torpedo from U-46 and sank within six minutes after breaking in two about 300 miles south-southwest of Reykjavik. During the afternoon on 3 April, the Athenic came across the survivors and picked up eight men from a raft and three more from a small dinghy. Their food had run out and all were frost-bitten from the knees downwards. The second engineer died of exposure shortly thereafter and was buried at sea. On 4 April, the ship was herself torpedoed and sunk by U-76 (von Hippel), but there were no casualties and the next day all survivors were picked up by HMS Arbutus (K 86) (Lt A.L.W. Warren, RNR) and landed at Liverpool on 8 April.

On boardWe have details of 26 people who were on board

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