Danish Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - P.Ph. Stuhr´s Maskin & Skibsværft, Aalborg|
|Owner||A/S D/S Dannebrog (C.K. Hansen), Copenhagen|
|Date of attack||17 Dec 1939||Nationality: Danish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-59 (Harald Jürst)|
|Position||57° 15'N, 0° 12'W - Grid AN 4723|
|Complement||18 (18 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Copenhagen (14 Dec) - Leith|
|History||Completed in February 1919 |
|Notes on event|
At 05.36 hours on 17 December 1939 U-59 fired one torpedo at a steamer of about 3000 grt, observed a hit amidships and the sinking of the vessel after breaking in two about 50 miles east-southeast of Peterhead. The victim was probably Jaegersborg which was reported missing since 14 December after leaving Copenhagen. One body of a crew member was later washed ashore and another found on a raft.
|On board||We have details of 17 people who were on board.|
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