Norwegian Motor merchant
|Completed||1925 - Deutsche Werft AG, Betrieb Finkenwärder, Hamburg|
|Owner||A.F. Klaveness & Co A/S, Oslo|
|Date of attack||18 Feb 1940||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-61 (Jürgen Oesten)|
|Position||59° 00'N, 0° 25'E - Grid AN 2747|
|Complement||29 (1 dead and 28 survivors).|
|Route||Buenos Aires (13 Jan) - Kirkwall (17 Feb) - Stavanger|
|History||Completed in September 1925 |
|Notes on event|
At 06.09 hours on 18 Feb 1940 the neutral Sangstad (Master Leif Bryn) was hit on the port side by one torpedo from U-61 east of Kirkwall and sank with a heavy list to port after 15 minutes. The port lifeboat had been destroyed by the explosion, so the survivors abandoned ship in the starboard boat and a raft and were rescued about 12 hours later. The master was last seen swimming towards the lifeboat but he drowned. The six survivors on the raft were picked up by HMS Diana (H 49) (LtCdr E.G. Le Geyt, RN) and the 22 in the lifeboat by HMS Brazen (H 80) (LtCdr Sir M. Culme-Seymour, RN) and landed at Kirkwall on 21 February.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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