Ships hit by U-boats

Inger Elisabeth

Norwegian Steam merchant

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NameInger Elisabeth
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,166 tons
Completed1920 - Framnes Mek Verksted A/S, Sandefjord 
OwnerJacob Kjøde A/S, Bergen 
Date of attack15 Sep 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-517 (Paul Hartwig)
Position48° 49'N, 64° 06'W - Grid BB 1763
Complement26 (3 dead and 23 survivors).
RouteSwansea - Sydney - Port Alfred 
Cargo3400 tons of coal 
History Built as Cissy 1939 renamed Inger Elisabeth 
Notes on event

At 18.33 hours on 15 Sep 1942, U-517 fired four torpedoes at convoy SQ-36 four miles from Cape des Rosiers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and reported one ship sunk and another damaged. In fact, the Inger Elisabeth and Saturnus were hit and sunk by one torpedo each. The U-boat had followed convoy since the afternoon of the day before and tried to chase it further but lost contact in fog.

Two Norwegian and one Irish crew members from the Inger Elisabeth were lost. The survivors reached the shore in the lifeboats by themselves.

On boardWe have details of 26 people who were on board

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