Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Kjobenhavns Flydedok & Skibsværft A/S, Copenhagen|
|Owner||Det Bergenske D/S A/S, Bergen|
|Date of attack||27 Feb 1945||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-1018 (Walter Burmeister)|
|Position||49° 55'N, 5° 22'W - Grid BF 2511|
|Complement||25 (8 dead and 17 survivors).|
|Route||Garston (23 Feb) - Mumbles - Plymouth|
|Cargo||1800 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in January 1921 |
|Notes on event|
At 10.13 hours on 27 Feb 1945, U-1018 attacked the convoy BTC-81 and torpedoed the Corvus (Master Alexander Wallace) in the rear of the starboard column about 7 miles 253° from the Lizzard. The torpedo struck on the starboard side and caused the ship to sink within two minutes with a heavy list. Six of 22 crew members and two of three gunners were lost. Most of the survivors were picked up by the British steam merchant Baronscourt, one survivor by the Swedish steam merchant Wallonia and landed in Falmouth for medical treatment of four injured survivors.
The escorts of the convoy immediately launched heavy counterattacks. Less than two hours later HMS Loch Fada (K 390) (Cdr B.A. Rogers, RD, RNR) sank U-1018 with depth charges and picked up two survivors.
|On board||We have details of 25 people who were on board.|
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