Ships hit by U-boats


Swedish Motor merchant

Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage2,647 tons
Completed1925 - A/B G√∂taverken, Gothenburg 
OwnerA/B Svenska Amerika-Mexiko Linien, Gothenburg 
Date of attack13 Apr 1942Nationality:      Swedish
FateSunk by U-123 (Reinhard Hardegen)
Position28° 21'N, 80° 22'W - Grid DB 9426
Complement26 (9 dead and 17 survivors).
RouteFernandina Beach, Florida - Tampa - Halifax - Liverpool 
Cargo4593 tons of phosphate 
History Completed in April 1925 
Notes on event

After 07.45 hours on 13 April 1942 the unescorted Korsholm was shelled by U-123, caught fire and sank about 70 miles off Cape Canaveral. The master and eight crew members were lost.

On boardWe have details of 9 people who were on board

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