Ships hit by U-boats


Thorsholm

Norwegian Motor tanker



The photo shows Thorshøvdi, a sistership of Thorsholm. Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameThorsholm
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage9,937 tons
Completed1937 - Deutsche Werft AG, Betrieb Finkenwärder, Hamburg 
OwnerA/S Thor Dahl, Sandefjord 
HomeportSandefjord 
Date of attack22 Feb 1943Nationality:      Norwegian
 
FateDamaged by U-118 (Werner Czygan)
Position35° 53'N, 5° 53'W - Grid CG 9585
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
ConvoyGUS-4
RouteOran (20 Feb) - Gibraltar (22 Feb) - Curaçao 
CargoBallast 
History Completed in May 1937

Post-war:
In November 1952 sold to Liberia and renamed Angy for Monrovia Shipping Co (N.G. Livanos), Monrovia. On 8 March 1953 the tanker caught fire about 400 miles southeast of Newfoundland and broke in two after an explosion in 40°22N/50°11W. While the forepart sank immediately, the stern sank five days later. 
Notes on event

At 10.10 hours on 22 February 1943 the Thorsholm in convoy GUS-4 was slightly damaged by a mine laid by U-118 on 1 February 5.4 miles 27° from Cape Spartel and proceeded with convoy to New York, where the tanker was apparently repaired and returned to service in less than a month.

 
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Location of attack on Thorsholm.

ship damaged.


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