Ships hit by U-boats


Danish Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Danish Maritime Museum, Elsinore

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,080 tons
Completed1905 - Fredriksstad Mekaniske Verksted A/S, Fredrikstad 
OwnerD/S Ove Skou A/S, Copenhagen 
Date of attack28 Dec 1939Nationality:      Danish
FateSunk by U-22 (Karl-Heinrich Jenisch)
Position55° 08'N, 1° 28'W - Grid AN 5461
Complement17 (15 dead and 2 survivors).
RouteCopenhagen - Blyth 
History Completed in September 1905 as Norwegian Dagrun for A/S Dagrun (J.P. Pedersen & Son), Kristiania. 1927 sold to Finland and renamed Otso for Helsingin Lloyd O/Y, Helsinki. 1930 sold to Denmark and renamed C. Bom for A/S Rederiet Bom (A.I. Jørgensen), Thurø. 1937 renamed Hanne for D/S Ove Skou A/S, Copenhagen. 
Notes on event

At 09.32 hours on 28 December 1939 the Hanne struck a mine laid on 20 December by U-22, broke in two and sank 1 mile east of Blyth Pier.

On boardWe have details of 14 people who were on board

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