Ships hit by U-boats


Swedish Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,999 tons
Completed1901 - Osbourne, Graham & Co Ltd, North Hylton, Sunderland 
OwnerRederi-A/B Arild (J.A. Thore), Arild 
Date of attack11 Sep 1941Nationality:      Swedish
FateSunk by U-202 (Hans-Heinz Linder)
Position63° 14'N, 37° 12'W - Grid AD 7154
Complement24 (0 dead and 24 survivors).
ConvoySC-42 (straggler)
RouteSydney, CB - Hull 
Cargo858 standards of lumber 
History Completed in August 1901 as British Norman for Hessler & Co, West Hartlepool. 1914 renamed Saltburn for J. Hessler & Co, West Hartlepool. 1924 sold to Sweden and renamed Scania for Rederi-A/B Arild (J.A. Thore), Arild. 
Notes on event

At 07.05 hours on 11 Sep 1941, U-82 (Rollmann) fired three torpedoes at three ships in convoy SC-42 east of Cape Farewell and observed two hits. The Empire Crossbill sank immediately and the Scania was later sunk by U-202.

The Scania was abandoned after the first hit and fell behind convoy where she was sunk by two torpedoes from U-202 at 13.32 and 13.47 hours.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

Attack entries for Scania

DateU-boatCommanderLoss typeTonsNat.
11 Sep 1941U-82Oblt. Siegfried RollmannDamaged1,999  
11 Sep 1941U-202Kptlt. Hans-Heinz LinderSunk1,999  

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