Ships hit by U-boats

Christian Krohg

Norwegian Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of H. Larsson-Feddes Collection

NameChristian Krohg
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,992 tons
Completed1917 - NV Werf Gusto v/h Firma A.F. Smulders, Schiedam 
OwnerØrvigs D/S A/S (Alf Magnus Wiik), Bergen 
Date of attack10 Jun 1941Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-108 (Klaus Scholtz)
Position47° 03'N, 42° 15'W - Grid BC 6452
Complement23 (23 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyOB-329 (dispersed)
RouteLondon - Oban (1 Jun) - Father Point, Quebec 
History Completed in June 1917 for Wambersie & Zoon, Rotterdam. 1917 sold to Norway by Ørvigs D/S A/S (Olaf Ørvig), Bergen. In December 1939 transferred to Ørvigs D/S A/S (Alf Magnus Wiik), Bergen.

In November 1940 the Christian Krohg was in convoy SC-11 and survived the U-boat attacks undamaged. 
Notes on event

At 07.23 hours on 10 June 1941 the unescorted Christian Krohg (Master Ingvart Hagen), dispersed from convoy OB-329 in position 51°48N/20°48W on 5 June, was hit on starboard side by one G7e torpedo from U-108 about 430 miles east of St. John’s, Newfoundland. The U-boat had first spotted her about 16 hours earlier, missed with one torpedo in a submerged attack at 16.29 hours on 9 June and eventually managed to locate the ship again despite bad visibility due to fog. The torpedo struck between bridge and funnel, causing a boiler explosion and the ship to sink by the stern in less than four minutes. Some crew members abandoned ship in a lifeboat and were questioned by the Germans after the sinking, who misidentified the ship as Aristian Aroth. However, the survivors were never seen again.

More infoMore on this vessel 
On boardWe have details of 23 people who were on board

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