Norwegian Motor merchant
|Completed||1938 - Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||H.M. Wrangell & Co A/S, Haugesund|
|Date of attack||18 Apr 1945||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-245 (Friedrich Schumann-Hindenberg)|
|Position||51° 27'N, 1° 43'E - Grid AN 7968|
|Complement||42 (4 dead and 38 survivors).|
|Route||Port Harcourt - Antwerp|
|Cargo||7539 tons of West African produce, including groundnuts and palmoil|
|History||At 13.30 hours on 17 Apr 1942, the Karmt picked up 29 survivors from the Heinrich von Riedemann, which had been sunk by U-66 (Zapp) the same day and landed them at Trinidad the next day. |
|Notes on event|
At 05.55 hours on 18 April 1945, U-245 attacked the convoy TAM-142 10 miles east-southeast of North Foreland and claimed the sinking of two steamers. The U-boat also fired a Gnat at a corvette and heard an end-of-run detonation after 16 minutes. The xB-Dienst suggested a success. However, only the Karmt and Filleigh were hit and sunk.
The Karmt (Master Arne Fjeldheim) sank 207° two miles from South Falls Buoy. Four crew members were lost. 37 crew members and the Belgian pilot, who had embarked at The Downs, were rescued.
Karmt also carried valuable minerals, including gold and tin concentrate which was salvaged after the war by Risdon Breazley.
|On board||We have details of 38 people who were on board.|
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