Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Motor merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2286

Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage4,028 tons
Completed1925 - Kjobenhavns Flydedok & Skibsv√¶rft A/S, Copenhagen 
OwnerA/S J. Ludwig Mowinckels Rederi, Bergen 
Date of attack11 Feb 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-136 (Heinrich Zimmermann)
Position56° 10'N, 21° 07'W - Grid AL 5235
Complement30 (0 dead and 30 survivors).
RouteNew York (21 Jan) - Halifax (30 Jan) - Liverpool 
Cargo7700 tons of general cargo 
History Completed in February 1925 
Notes on event

Between 01.33 and 01.35 hours on 11 Feb 1942, U-136 fired four torpedoes at convoy SC-67 south of Iceland and reported hits on two steamers and on a corvette and later sighted debris and two lifeboats. In fact, the Heina and HMCS Spikenard (K 198) were sunk.

The Heina (Master Alfred Herman Aardahl) in station #72 was hit below the #2 hatch, developed a heavy list and sank vertically three hours later. All men were picked up by HMCS Dauphin (K 157) (Lt R.A.S. MacNeil, RCNR) and landed at Londonderry, where the injured master was taken to a hospital.

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