Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1916 - C. van der Giessen & Zonen’s Scheepswerven NV, Krimpen aan den IJssel|
|Owner||T. Wilhelms, Fredrikstad|
|Date of attack||9 Jan 1940||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-19 (Joachim Schepke)|
|Position||58° 30'N, 1° 33'W - Grid AN 1692|
|Complement||19 (13 dead and 6 survivors).|
|Route||West Hartlepool - Drammen|
|History||Completed in October 1916 as Anders for A/S F. Heredia (N. Røgenæs), Haugesund. Requisitioned by The Shipping Controller, London, returned to owner in 1919. Sold to T. Wilhelms, Fredrikstad in 1936 and renamed Manx in 1937. |
|Notes on event|
At 02.21 hours on 9 Jan 1940 the unescorted and neutral Manx was hit by one torpedo from U-19 off Kinnaird Head and sank within two minutes. Eight survivors managed to grab hold of an upturned lifeboat, but were scantily clad and in the stormy weather four of them gave up. After 8 hours the remaining four survivors were picked up by the Norwegian steam merchant Leka. Two other survivors were rescued from a raft by the Norwegian steam merchant Isis.
|On board||We have details of 13 people who were on board.|
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