Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1922 - Nüschke & Co AG, Stettin-Grabow|
|Owner||Richard Amlie & Sverre Amlie, Haugesund|
|Date of attack||7 May 1945||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-2336 (Emil Klusmeier)|
|Position||56° 10'N, 2° 31'W - Grid AN 0563|
|Complement||29 (7 dead and 22 survivors).|
|Route||Blyth (5 May) - Methil Roads (7 May) - Belfast|
|Cargo||2800 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in May 1922 as German Ingeborg for Stange & Dreyer GmbH, Stettin. 1925 sold to Norway and renamed Sneland I for D/S A/S Vestland (Richard & Sverre Amlie), Haugesund. |
|Notes on event|
The Sneland I (Master Johannes B. Lægland) was the commodore ship of convoy and sank two minutes after being hit by a torpedo on the starboard side. The master and five crew members were lost, another crew member died while being brought ashore. 19 crew members and three gunners were picked up by HMS Valse (T 151) (T/Lt B.H.S. Arendt, RNVR) and HMS Leicester City (FY 223) (T/Lt J. Wells, RNVR), later transferred to the Norwegian steam merchant Selvik and landed at Methil.
This was the last attack carried out by an U-boat in World War II.
|On board||We have details of 29 people who were on board.|
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