Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - Pusey & Jones Co, Wilmington DE|
|Owner||Thoralf Holta, Porsgrunn|
|Date of attack||4 Apr 1941||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-98 (Robert Gysae)|
|Position||59° 06'N, 24° 12'W - Grid AL 1621|
|Complement||24 (0 dead and 24 survivors).|
|Cargo||2600 tons of pulp and 350 tons of steel|
|History||Launched as British War Nurse, in May 1918 completed as American Piqua for US Shipping Board, Wilmington DE; 1920 renamed Belgian Marconier for Lloyd Royal Belge SA, Antwerp; 1929 renamed Ganda for La Maritime Gantoise SA, Ghent; 1932 renamed Norwegian Helle for Thoralf Holta, Porsgrunn. |
|Notes on event|
At 00.29 hours on 4 April 1941 the Helle (Master Karl Jørgensen), dispersed from convoy SC-26, was torpedoed and sunk by U-98. The 24 crew members abandoned ship in one lifeboat and were picked up in the morning by the British destroyer HMS Havelock, which had been notified by the radio station at Resolution Island after the distress signals from Helle had been received.
|On board||We have details of 24 people who were on board.|
If you can help us with any additional information on this vessel then please contact us.