Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Eltringhams Ltd, Willington Quay-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Eilert Lund, Bergen|
|Date of attack||2 Mar 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-126 (Ernst Bauer)|
|Position||27° 09'N, 66° 33'W - Grid DO 1218|
|Complement||26 (14 dead and 12 survivors).|
|Route||Takoradi - Port of Spain, Trinidad - New York|
|Cargo||3100 tons of manganese ore and mahogany|
|History||Completed in June 1920 |
|Notes on event|
At 20.47 hours on 2 March 1942 the unescorted Gunny (Master Otto Henrichsen) was torpedoed by U-126 about 400 miles south of the Bermudas and sank within one minute. The ship had been missed at 12.15 hours by a first torpedo. 13 survivors climbed on a raft, but had no food and water. The injured chief engineer died on the fourth day. On 9 March, the remaining survivors were picked up by the Swedish motor merchant Temnaren and landed in Progreso on 13 March.
|On board||We have details of 26 people who were on board.|
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