Ships hit by U-boats


Martin Goldschmidt

Danish Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of Danish Maritime Museum, Elsinore

NameMartin Goldschmidt
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,095 tons
Completed1922 - Køge Værft Skibs- og Maskinbyggeri A/S, Køge 
OwnerMarius Nielsen & Søn, Copenhagen 
HomeportCopenhagen 
Date of attack14 Feb 1940Nationality:      Danish
 
FateSunk by U-53 (Harald Grosse)
Position55° 53'N, 12° 37'W - Grid AM 4350
Complement20 (15 dead and 5 survivors).
Convoy
RouteSafi, Morocco - Fredericia, Denmark 
CargoPhosphate 
History Completed in November 1922 
Notes on event

At 05.00 hours on 14 Feb 1940 the unescorted and neutral Martin Goldschmidt was torpedoed and sunk by U-53 northwest of Ireland. The survivors were picked up by the Norwegian steam merchant Berto.

 
On boardWe have details of 13 people who were on board

Location of attack on Martin Goldschmidt.

ship sunk.


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