Danish Steam merchant
|Completed||1906 - Sunderland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Det Forenede D/S (DFDS), Copenhagen|
|Date of attack||9 Dec 1939||Nationality: Danish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-20 (Karl-Heinz Moehle)|
|Position||57.48N, 00.35W - Grid AN 4754|
|Complement||19 (18 dead and 1 survivor).|
|Route||Denmark - Methil|
|History||Completed in May 1906 for A/S D/S Carl (L.H. Carl), Copenhagen. On 18 May, 1917, the neutral Magnus was taken as prize by UC-79 (Haecker) in the Skagerrak, but later released. |
|Notes on loss|
At 19.21 hours on 9 Dec, 1939, the unescorted and neutral Magnus was hit in the forward hold by one torpedo from U-20 about 40 miles east-northeast of Peterhead. The foreship settled quickly and the vessel sank bow first within 90 seconds. The ship had been missed at 18.41 hours with a first torpedo. The survivor was picked up by the British steam trawler Philippe on 13 December.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 18 people who were on this vessel|
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