Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,330 tons
Completed1936 - Fredriksstad Mekaniske Verksted A/S Fredrikstad 
OwnerJames Currie & Co Ltd, Leith 
Date of attack28 Jul 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-203 (Rolf M├╝tzelburg)
Position40° 36'N, 15° 30'W - Grid CG 1784
Complement26 (0 dead and 26 survivors).
RouteLondon - Lisbon 
Cargo950 tons of tinplate and general cargo 
History Completed in May 1936 as Norwegian Honnor for A/S Ameta (S. Ugelstad), Oslo. 1937 sold to Britain and renamed Lapland for James Currie & Co Ltd, Leith. 
Notes on event

Between 21.27 and 21.28 hours on 28 July 1941, U-203 fired four torpedoes on merchants and a destroyer in convoy OG-69 northwest of Cape Finisterre and had to dive after the attack. M├╝tzelburg interpreted the heard detonations and sinking noises and reported three ships sunk and a destroyer probably damaged. In fact, only the Norita and Lapland were hit and sunk.

The master, 22 crew members and three gunners from the Lapland (Master James Stuart Brown) were picked up by HMS Rhododendron (K 78) (LtCdr W.N.H. Faichney, DSO, RNR) and landed at Gibraltar.

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