Faroese Steam trawler
|Completed||1924 - Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby|
|Owner||P/F Trolarafelagid Tór (Jens Av. Reyni), Thorshaven|
|Date of attack||7 Sep 1942||Nationality: Faroese|
|Fate||Sunk by U-617 (Albrecht Brandi)|
|Position||62° 30'N, 18° 30'W - Grid AE 7672|
|Complement||21 (18 dead and 3 survivors).|
|Route||Fleetwood - Fishing grounds|
|History||Completed in July 1924 as Lord Lonsdale for Pickering & Haldane´s Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Hull. In February 1939 sold to the Faroe Islands and renamed Tor II. |
|Notes on event|
At 21.57 hours on 7 September 1942 U-617 fired a spread of two G7e torpedoes at the unescorted Tor II (Master Óli Fossaberg), which was hit on the port side by at least one of them and sank within a few minutes about 70 miles southeast of Vestmann Island. 18 crew members were lost. The master and two crewmen survived and were landed in Iceland. The U-boat had chased the ship since 12.25 hours, but almost lost contact when it had to stop for two hours to repair the starboard diesel engine.
|On board||We have details of 21 people who were on board.|
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