Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Stavanger Støberi & Dokk, Stavanger|
|Owner||O.F. Ahlmark & Co Eftr-A/B (Martin Carl), Karlstad|
|Date of attack||18 Jan 1940||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-55 (Werner Heidel)|
|Position||58° 52'N, 0° 22'W - Grid AN 41|
|Complement||19 (17 dead and 2 survivors).|
|Route||Garston - Gothenburg|
|History||Completed in February 1920 as Norwegian Patria for Jespersen & Madsen. 1925 sold to Denmark and renamed Askø for D/S Heimdal (Martin Carl), Copenhagen. 1940 sold to Sweden and renamed Foxen. |
|Notes on event|
At about 17.45 hours on 18 January 1940 the Foxen (Master Per Henrik Ingemund Ling-Vannérus) broke in two after an explosion and sank within 90 seconds about 85 miles from Pentland Sound. On 24 January, one survivor was picked up by the Norwegian steam merchant Leka. Another survivor had been rescued earlier by another Norwegian ship and taken to Bergen.
There is no corresponding attack report from a U-boat, but it is likely that Foxen was sunk by U-55 which did not return from her patrol.
|On board||We have details of 17 people who were on board.|
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