Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Motor merchant

Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage3,636 tons
Completed1918 - Akers Mekaniske Verksted A/S, Oslo 
OwnerFred Olsen & Co, Oslo 
Date of attack26 Feb 1941Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-47 (Günther Prien)
Position55° 45'N, 14° 29'W - Grid AM 4236
Complement32 (0 dead and 32 survivors).
RouteLiverpool - Takoradi 
CargoBallast with six aircraft as deck cargo 
History Completed in May 1918 
Notes on event

In the early morning on 26 Feb 1941, U-47 attacked convoy OB-290 and reported four ships of 22,000 grt sunk. In fact, the Kasongo, Rydboholm and Borgland were sunk and the Diala was damaged.

At 01.37 hours, the Borgland (Master Anders Andresen) in station #35 was struck by one torpedo on the port side in the #2 hold. The crew abandoned the slowly sinking ship with an increasing list in 55°53N/13°33W and was picked up by HMS Pimpernel (K 71) (Lt F.H. Thornton, RNR).

More infoMore on this vessel 
On boardWe have details of 32 people who were on board

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