Swedish Motor merchant
|Completed||1934 - Kockums Mekaniska Verksteds A/B, Malmö|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Svenska Lloyd, Gothenburg|
|Date of attack||13 Dec 1942||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-176 (Reiner Dierksen)|
|Position||01.36N, 32.22W - Grid FC 2515|
|Complement||25 (0 dead and 25 survivors).|
|Route||Montevideo - Philadelphia|
|Cargo||1000 tons of salted hides, 1200 tons of wool and 50 tons of salted hides in barrels|
|History||Completed in July 1934|
On 11 Apr, 1942, the Scania picked up 27 survivors from the Norwegian motor merchant Balkis (2161 grt), which had been sunk by the Italian submarine Pietro Calvi (Olivieri) about 60 miles off the coast of Brazil north of Fortaleza in the morning of that day and landed them in Fortaleza on 12 April.
|Notes on event|
At 15.48 hours on 13 Dec, 1942, the Scania was stopped by U-176, searched by a boarding party and at 18.05 hours sunk by six scuttling charges in accordance with the prize rules after the crew had abandoned ship. The survivors were picked up after 60 hours by the Swedish motor merchant Nordstjernan.
If you can help us with any additional information on this vessel then please contact us.