Norwegian Motor merchant
|Completed||1930 - Eriksbergs Mekaniske Verkstads A/B, Gothenburg|
|Owner||Halfdan Kuhnle, Bergen|
|Date of attack||30 Aug 1940||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-32 (Hans Jenisch)|
|Position||58° 48'N, 6° 49'W - Grid AM 3538|
|Complement||28 (17 dead and 11 survivors).|
|Route||Wilmington (8 Aug) - Bermuda - Grangemouth|
|History||Completed in March 1930 |
|Notes on event|
The Norne (Master Leif Hauge) was hit on the port side amidships by one torpedo, just forward of the engine room and sank within a minute following a boiler explosion. The crew tried to launch the starboard lifeboat, but it was crushed as the ship sank rapidly, pulling down the men on deck. The master and 16 crew members were lost. Eleven survivors were picked up from debris and a raft by HMS Hibiscus (K 24) (LtCdr R. Phillips, RNR) and landed in Scotland on 31 August.
|On board||We have details of 28 people who were on board.|
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