Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - A/S Bergens Mekaniske Verksteder, Bergen|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Iris (S. Abrahamsen), Stockholm|
|Date of attack||20 Dec 1939||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-22 (Karl-Heinrich Jenisch)|
|Position||55° 04'N, 1° 24'W - Grid AN 5461|
|Complement||22 (7 dead and 15 survivors).|
|Route||Köpmanholmen, Sweden - Helsingborg - London|
|History||Completed in January 1924 as Norwegian Ida for Knut Knutsen O.A.S., Haugesund. 1936 sold to Sweden and renamed Mars. |
|Notes on event|
At 14.30 hours on 20 December 1939 the Mars struck a mine, laid earlier the same day by U-22 and sank about one mile east of St. Mary’s Lighthouse near Blyth. Nine of the survivors, four of them injured, were landed at North Shields a few hours later.
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