Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,153 tons
Completed1919 - Manitowoc Shipbuilding Corp, Manitowoc WI 
OwnerA/S Krogstads Shipping Agencies Ltd, Oslo 
Date of attack21 Jan 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-754 (Hans Oestermann)
Position47° 21'N, 52° 08'W - Grid BB 6628
Complement24 (24 dead - no survivors)
RouteNew York (15 Jan) - St.Johns, Newfoundland 
History Completed in May 1919 as Cornucopia for US Shipping Board (USSB). 1925 sold to Charles F. Webb, Boston MA. 1930 renamed Cornore for Ore SS Corp, New York. 1937 sold to Norway and renamed Belize
Notes on event

At 19.22 hours on 21 Jan 1942 the unescorted Belize (Master Olav Georgsen) was torpedoed and sunk by U-754 off Newfoundland. There were no survivors. On 24 January, HMCS Spikenard (K 198) (LtCdr H.G. Shadforth, RCNR) found a water-filled lifeboat bearing her name and four bodies 25 miles east of St. Johns.

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