Ships hit by U-boats


Latvian Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Alex Duncan

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,434 tons
Completed1906 - Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock 
OwnerFricis Grauds, Riga 
Date of attack25 Jan 1940Nationality:      Latvian
FateSunk by U-19 (Joachim Schepke)
Position55° 42'N, 1° 30'W - Grid AN 5186
Complement31 (1 dead and 30 survivors).
RouteBlyth - Liepaja 
History Completed in May 1906 as Strathyre for Strathyre SS Co Ltd (Burrell & Son), Glasgow. In August 1914 seized by Germany at Emden and used as mine depot ship. Returned to owners in December 1918. 1919 renamed Bellview for Hereford Shipping Co Ltd (J. Bell & Co), Hull. 1920 renamed Louisiana for Fothergill & Nelson Ltd, Hull. 1921 sold to Belgium and renamed Louvain for Armement Deppe, Antwerp. In September 1936 sold to Latvia and renamed Everene
Notes on event

At 21.12 hours on 25 Jan 1940 the unescorted Everene was hit aft by one G7a torpedo from U-19 and sank slowly by the stern five miles off Longstone Lighthouse, Farne Island. The survivors were picked up by the British fishing vessels Dole and Evesham.


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