Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1917 - NV Werf Gusto v/h Firma A.F. Smulders, Schiedam|
|Owner||Ørvigs D/S A/S (Alf Magnus Wiik), Bergen|
|Date of attack||10 Jun 1941||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-108 (Klaus Scholtz)|
|Position||47° 03'N, 42° 15'W - Grid BC 6452|
|Complement||23 (23 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||London - 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.
|On board||We have details of 23 people who were on board.|
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