Danish Steam merchant
|Completed||1911 - Burmeister & Wain´s Maskin & Skibsbyggeri A/S, Copenhagen|
|Owner||Det Forenede D/S (DFDS), Copenhagen|
|Date of attack||19 Mar 1940||Nationality: Danish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-19 (Joachim Schepke)|
|Position||58° 07'N, 2° 39'W - Grid AN 1680|
|Complement||20 (11 dead and 9 survivors).|
|Route||Manchester - Kirkwall - Esbjerg|
|History||Completed in May 1911 |
|Notes on event|
At 21.35 hours on 19 March 1940, U-19 spotted two steamers and attacked the first at 22.21 hours with one torpedo, which struck in the engine room and caused the Minsk to sink within six minutes. At 22.37 hours, a second torpedo was fired, which struck the Charkow and caused her to sink by the stern within four minutes.
Nine survivors from Minsk were picked up by HMS Esk (H 15) (Cdr J.G. Bickford, DSC, RN) and landed at Invergordon on 19 March.
|On board||We have details of 12 people who were on board.|
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