Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1906 - Robert Thompson & Sons Ltd, Bridge Dockyard, Sunderland|
|Owner||Trafik-A/B Grängesberg-Oxelösund, Stockholm|
|Date of attack||3 Jan 1940||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-58 (Herbert Kuppisch)|
|Position||57° 48'N, 1° 47'W - Grid AN 1866|
|Complement||31 (20 dead and 11 survivors).|
|Route||Narvik - Middlesbrough|
|History||Completed in September 1906 as British Cedargrove for Steamship Mary Co Ltd (Alexander & Arthurs), Glasgow. 1912 sold to Sweden and renamed Svartön for Rederi A/B Lulea-Ofoten (P.A. Welin), Stockholm. 1916 transferred to Trafik-A/B Grängesberg-Oxelösund, Stockholm. |
|Notes on event|
At 09.11 hours on 3 Jan 1940 the Svartön (Master Bror Emil Larsson), a romper from convoy HN-6, was hit amidships by a G7e torpedo from U-58, broke in two and sank quickly off Kinnaird Head. The master 19 crew members and a Norwegian pilot were lost. The survivors were picked up by HMS Oak (T 54) (Lt C. Edgecombe, RNR).
|On board||We have details of 19 people who were on board.|
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