Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - NV Scheepswerf voorheen de Weduwe A. Van Duivendijk, Papendrecht|
|Owner||D/S A/S Songa, Bergen|
|Date of attack||22 Jan 1940||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-25 (Viktor Schütze)|
|Position||Grid BE 3643|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Philadelphia - Rotterdam - Antwerp|
|Cargo||Empty barrels, sponges, motor tyres, copper, beans, coffee, cotton and tin|
|History||Built as Witte Zee, 1927 renamed Heinrich Podeus, 1934 renamed Ada for Otto Behnke, South Orange NJ and registered in Panama. 1940 sold to Norway and renamed Songa. |
|Notes on loss|
At 11.38 hours on 22 Jan, 1940, the neutral Songa was stopped by U-25 with a shot across her bow 220 miles west of Scilly Isles. They ordered the crew to abandon ship after it became clear that the ship was carrying contraband. She had been on her first voyage as Norwegian vessel. At 13.22 hours, the U-boat fired a coup de grâce, which hit and caused the ship to sink within eight minutes.
* Estimated position shown here is based on positions of losses in a roughly the same German grid code. It may be a bit off but should give a good idea as to where the attack took place.
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