Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Sölvesborgs Varfs & Rederi-A/B, Sölvesborg|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Falkvik (Thure Carlsson), Sölvesborg|
|Date of attack||16 Dec 1939||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-59 (Harald Jürst)|
|Position||55° 13'N, 1° 33'E - Grid AN 6416|
|Complement||19 (0 dead and 19 survivors).|
|Route||Skutskär - Antwerp|
|History||Completed in February 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 00.28 hours on 16 Dec 1939 the unescorted and neutral Lister was hit in the bow by a torpedo from U-59 and sank about 130 miles off Newcastle. The Germans spotted the Swedish flag only after firing the torpedo. Six survivors were picked up by HMS Eclipse (H 08) (LtCdr I.T. Clark, RN) on 21 December. The 13 remaining survivors made landfall in a lifeboat on the Danish coast.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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