Ships hit by U-boats


Annavore

Norwegian Steam merchant



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NameAnnavore
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,324 tons
Completed1921 - Murdoch & Murray Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerGunnstein Stray & S√łnn, Farsund 
HomeportFarsund 
Date of attack21 Dec 1941Nationality:      Norwegian
 
FateSunk by U-567 (Engelbert Endrass)
Position43° 55'N, 19° 50'W
Complement38 (34 dead and 4 survivors).
ConvoyHG-76
RouteHuelva - Gibraltar - Aberdeen 
Cargo4800 tons of iron pyrites 
History  
Notes on event

At 19.23 hours on 21 Dec 1941 the Annavore was torpedoed by U-567 in the convoy HG-76 and sank almost immediately. Only 2 able seamen and 2 engineers survived, 27 Norwegians, 6 British and 1 American died - two of them were passengers.

Three hours later, the U-boat tried to attack the convoy again but was sunk with all hands.

 
More infoMore on this vessel 
On boardWe have details of 38 people who were on board

Location of attack on Annavore.

ship sunk.


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