Ships hit by U-boats


Fanefjeld

Norwegian Steam merchant


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NameFanefjeld
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,355 tons
Completed1921 - C. van der Giessen & Zonen’s Scheepswerven NV, Krimpen aan den IJssel 
OwnerHarald Grieg Martens, Bergen 
HomeportBergen 
Date of attack9 Apr 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
 
FateSunk by U-252 (Kai Lerchen)
PositionGrid AE 4112
Complement24 (24 dead - no survivors)
Convoy
RouteBíldudalur, Iceland (8 Apr) - Isafjord 
CargoSalt 
History Completed in March 1921 
Notes on event

The Fanefjeld (Master Haakon Næss) was reported missing with a crew of 22, one passenger and the Icelandic pilot Sigurdur Oddson after leaving Bíldudalur for Isafjord on 8 Apr, 1942. On 10 April, an unidentifiable body and a life buoy marked Fanef... were found by the Icelandic fishing vessel Eimskipas at Ørnundafjord. A search was carried out in the area but nothing more was found. It was assumed that she was sunk by an aircraft or mine.

U-252 reported the sinking of a steamer of 2000 tons off the northwest tip of Iceland at 10.04 hours on 9 April. This must have been the Fanefjeld.

 
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