Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Motor tanker

Photo courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage10,068 tons
Completed1940 - Odense Staalskibsværft ved A.P. Møller, Odense 
OwnerA/S J. Ludwig Mowinckels Rederi, Bergen 
Date of attack21 Feb 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateDamaged by U-107 (Harald Gelhaus)
Position41° 12'N, 52° 55'W - Grid CC 2731
Complement40 (0 dead and 40 survivors).
ConvoyON-65 (dispersed)
RouteStanlow - Aruba 
History Completed in March 1940 
Notes on event

At 10.44 hours on 21 February 1942 the unescorted Egda (Master Trygve Endresen), dispersed from convoy ON-65, was hit on the port side between the #3 and #4 wing tanks by two torpedoes from U-107, which caused a list to port. The tanker stopped only for a short time to counterflood and then proceeded. At 11.20 hours, the U-boat fired a stern torpedo that missed and was then forced to cease the attack because no torpedoes were left and the deck gun could not be used due to heavy seas. The Egda reached Halifax under own power on 23 February and later continued to New York for repairs.

On boardWe have details of 38 people who were on board

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