Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1911 - Laxevaags Maskin & Jernskibsbyggeri, Bergen|
|Owner||Det Bergenske D/S A/S, Bergen|
|Date of attack||31 Dec 1939||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-32 (Paul Büchel)|
|Position||58° 48'N, 3° 20'E - Grid AN 4319|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||London - Trondheim|
|Cargo||General cargo, including rubber hose, zinc plates and hessian cloth|
|History||Completed in June 1911|
On 14 Aug 1917, the Luna (Master Trygve Eckhoff) was hit by a torpedo from UC-63 (Heydebreck) about 17 miles north of Humber Lightvessel. She was en route from Trondheim to London with a cargo of lumber and abandoned by the crew after the explosion. The mess girl was killed and two crewmen injured. The ship was later reboarded and taken in tow by a British tug to Cleethorpes Sands near Grimsby and beached. Luna was taken over by The Shipping Controller, repaired in Hull and returned to service managed by W. Coupland & Co Ltd. 1919 returned to owners.
|Notes on event|
At 19.47 hours on 31 Dec 1939 the neutral and unescorted Luna was hit aft by one torpedo from U-32 and sank slowly by the stern. The Germans reported that the nationality markings were not visible in the dark. The crew was picked up by the Norwegian steam merchant Colombia and taken to Kopervik.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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