Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,400 tons
Completed1929 - International Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Danzig 
OwnerGørrisen & Co A/S, Oslo 
Date of attack20 Feb 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-129 (Asmus Nicolai Clausen)
Position10° 50'N, 60° 54'W - Grid EO 1518
Complement24 (24 dead - no survivors)
RouteParamaribo (18 Feb) - Trinidad - New Orleans 
History Completed in April 1929 
Notes on event

At 03.59 hours on 20 Feb 1942 the unescorted Nordvangen (Master Hagbart Karlsen) was hit in the stern by one torpedo from U-129 and sank within one minute. The ship had been reported missing, but a marked lifeboat and some debris were washed ashore at Trinidad on 6 March.

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