Ships hit by U-boats

Chr. Knudsen

Norwegian Motor merchant

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NameChr. Knudsen
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage4,904 tons
Completed1925 - Burmeister & Wain´s Maskin & Skibsbyggeri A/S, Copenhagen 
OwnerGunnar Knudsen, Porsgrunn 
Date of attack10 Apr 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-85 (Eberhard Greger)
Position39° 00'N, 73° 00'W - Grid CA 55
Complement33 (33 dead - no survivors)
RouteNew York (8 Apr) - Capetown - Alexandria 
CargoGeneral cargo and nitrate 
History Completed in August 1925 
Notes on event

On 8 April 1942 the unescorted Chr. Knudsen (Master Bjarne Sand) departed New York and went missing thereafter. She was very likely torpedoed and sunk on or around 10 April by U-85, which was herself lost only four days later.

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On boardWe have details of 33 people who were on board

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