Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1912 - Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Owner||Brummenæs & Torgersen, Haugesund|
|Date of attack||23 Nov 1940||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)|
|Position||55° 16'N, 12° 14'W - Grid AM 4642|
|Complement||25 (9 dead and 16 survivors).|
|Route||Pugwash, Nova Scotia (4 Nov) - Sydney (9 Nov) - Newcastle|
|Cargo||3400 tons of pit props|
|History||Completed in May 1912 for D/S A/S Otto Thoresens Linje (Otto Thoresen), Christiania. In July 1921 sold to A/S Venborg (Brummenæs & Torgersen), Haugesund. |
|Notes on event|
At 04.36 hours on 23 Nov 1940 the Salonica (Master Ole G. Økland) in convoy SC-11 was hit on the port side amidships by one torpedo from U-100. The explosion killed two men on watch below and blew away the port lifeboat. When 16 men launched the starboard boat in rough seas, it capsized when reaching the water throwing all men into the sea. Two men managed to get back on the vessel and later abandoned ship together with seven other survivors in the workboat to row to HMCS Skeena (D 59) (LtCdr J.C. Hibbard, RCN). Seven men swimming in the water from the starboard lifeboat were rescued by HMS Enchantress (L 56) (Cdr A.K. Scott-Moncrieff, RN).
|On board||We have details of 25 people who were on board.|
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