John P. Pedersen
Norwegian Motor tanker
|Name||John P. Pedersen|
|Completed||1930 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland|
|Owner||Helmer Staubo & Co, Oslo|
|Date of attack||20 May 1941||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-94 (Herbert Kuppisch)|
|Position||57N, 41W - Grid AJ 3454|
|Complement||38 (22 dead and 16 survivors).|
|Route||Curaçao - Halifax (10 May) - Clyde|
|Cargo||9100 tons of Admiralty fuel oil|
|History||Since 1940 in Admiralty service as Royal Fleet Auxiliary. |
|Notes on event|
At 18.17 hours on 20 May 1941, the John P. Pedersen (Master Hans A. Nilsen), dispersed from convoy HX-126 the same day, was torpedoed by U-94 about 160 miles south of Greenland. One British gunner was lost and 37 survivors abandoned ship in two lifeboats. The tanker was sunk by the U-boat with two coups de grâce fired at 18.50 and 19.20 hours.
|On board||We have details of 38 people who were on board.|
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