Ships hit by U-boats


Swedish Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,357 tons
Completed1916 - Oskarshamns Varv A/B, Oskarshamn 
OwnerRederi-A/B Svenska Lloyd, Gothenburg 
Date of attack21 Jan 1940Nationality:      Swedish
FateSunk by U-55 (Werner Heidel)
Position58° 30'N, 8° 00'W - Grid AM 35
Complement21 (21 dead - no survivors)
RouteBordeaux (16 Jan) - Gothenburg 
CargoGeneral cargo 
History Completed in January 1916 
Notes on event

On 16 January 1940 the neutral Andalusia departed from Bordeaux and went missing in the North Atlantic after sending a last wireless signal early in the morning of 21 January. It is believed that she was sunk by U-55 which did not return from her patrol.

Wreckage and debris spotted in two different places northwest of the Hebrides on 27 and 28 January 1940 probably were from Andalusia and Segovia.

On boardWe have details of 3 people who were on board

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