Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1905 - Short Bros Ltd, Pallion, Sunderland|
|Owner||Jacob Kj°de A/S, Bergen|
|Date of attack||11 Apr 1943||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-613 (Helmut K÷ppe)|
|Position||51.29N, 42.59W - Grid AJ 9496|
|Complement||36 (8 dead and 28 survivors).|
|Route||Barrow - Halifax|
Built as Alexandra, 1924 renamed Ingerfire
On 10 Apr, 1940, the Ingerfire arrived in Troms°, Norway from USA just after the German invasion of Norway and was then used to transport coal from Svalbard. On 8 June, the ship was just returning from Svalbard to Troms° with a cargo of coal, when she was redirected to Thorshavn and then escaped to Great Britain, because Norway had capitulated.
In November 1942, the Ingerfire took part in the Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa, as ammunition and supply ship.
|Notes on loss|
At 22.28 hours on 11 Apr, 1943, the Ingerfire was torpedoed by U-613 and sank within one minute about 400 miles east of Newfoundland. The ship had lost the convoy ONS-2 in stormy weather and was proceeding as romper ahead of the convoy. Six Norwegian and two British crew members were lost. The survivors were picked up by the HMCS St Croix (I 81) and the HMCS Camrose (K 154) early in the afternoon of 12 April.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 35 people who were on this vessel|
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