Norwegian Motor tanker
|Completed||1940 - Eriksbergs Mekaniske Verkstads A/B, Gothenburg|
|Owner||Odd Berg, Oslo|
|Date of attack||6 Apr 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-754 (Hans Oestermann)|
|Position||34.58N, 68.38W - Grid CA 9986|
|Complement||42 (4 dead and 38 survivors).|
|Route||Willemstad, Curaçao (29 Mar) - Halifax - UK|
|Cargo||8000 tons of crude oil and 6300 tons of fuel oil|
Completed in January 1940
|Notes on event|
At 20.58 hours on 6 Apr, 1942, the Kollskegg (Master Leif Søyland) was hit on the starboard side amidships by two torpedoes from U-754 about 350 miles northwest of the Bermudas and stopped for a short time, but then continued, heading at full speed towards Hampton Roads. At 02.18 hours on 7 April, the tanker was hit by another torpedo in the engine room and sank within 4 minutes in 35°20N/70°03W. Four crew members were lost. 38 survivors abandoned ship in three lifeboats. The boat of the master was found by Bushranger after 21 hours and the survivors were landed at Nassau, Bahamas on 11 April. In the evening on the 7 April, another lifeboat got in contact with two lifeboats from Koll, which had been sunk by U-571 (Möhlmann) on 6 April. The boats stayed together for a while, but the near gale force wind separated them again. The survivors in the two remaining lifeboats from Kollskegg were picked up on 14 April by a Canadian warship and taken to Halifax.
|On board||We have details of 42 people who were on board.|
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