Ships hit by U-boats


Göteborg

Swedish Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

NameGöteborg
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage820 tons
Completed1893 - AG Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik, Rostock 
OwnerRederi-A/B Svenska Lloyd, Gothenburg 
HomeportGothenburg 
Date of attack26 Feb 1941Nationality:      Swedish
 
FateSunk by U-70 (Joachim Matz)
PositionGrid AE
Complement23 (23 dead - no survivors)
Convoy
RouteReykjavik (25 Feb) - Gothenburg 
CargoHerring 
History Completed in April 1893 
Notes on event

The Göteborg with 20 crew members and three passengers was reported missing after leaving Reykjavik on 25 Feb, 1941. It is possible that she was sunk by U-70 southeast of Iceland the next day, which was herself lost shortly afterwards.

 


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