Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - Larvik Slip & Verksted A/S, Larvik|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Höganäs (Carl Northon), Höganäs|
|Date of attack||28 Jul 1941||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-203 (Rolf Mützelburg)|
|Position||40° 10'N, 15° 30'W - Grid CG 1784|
|Complement||20 (2 dead and 18 survivors).|
|Route||East Hartlepool - Huelva|
|Cargo||1500 tons of coke and general cargo|
|History||Completed in November 1924 as Norwegian Snefond for Sigval Bergesen, Stavanger. 1930 renamed Gorm for D/S A/S Gorm (Eiv. Evensen), Oslo. 1934 renamed Harpefjell for Olsen & Ugelstad, Oslo. 1935 sold to Sweden and renamed Norita for Rederi-A/B Höganäs (Carl Northon), Höganäs. |
|Notes on event|
Between 21.27 and 21.28 hours on 28 July 1941, U-203 fired four G7e torpedoes on merchants and a destroyer in convoy OG-69 northwest of Cape Finisterre and had to dive after the attack. Mützelburg 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.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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