Ships hit by U-boats

Lars Magnus Trozelli

Swedish Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

NameLars Magnus Trozelli
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,951 tons
Completed1920 - J. & A. Van der Schuyt Scheepswerf & Maschinefabriek, Papendrecht 
OwnerHolmens Bruks & Fabriks A/B, Norrköping 
Date of attack1 Jan 1940Nationality:      Swedish
FateSunk by U-58 (Herbert Kuppisch)
Position58° 14'N, 1° 36'W - Grid AN 1692
Complement22 (7 dead and 15 survivors).
RouteNorrköping, Sweden - Köpenhamn, Denmark - Blyth 
History Completed in 1920 as Dutch Nicolaas for W.H. Berghuys. 1928 sold to Sweden and renamed Lars Magnus Trozelli
Notes on event

At 10.58 hours on 1 Jan 1940 the unescorted and neutral Lars Magnus Trozelli (Master G. Swerin) was hit by one G7e torpedo from U-58, broke in two and sank about 50 miles northeast of Frazerburgh. The master and 14 crew members were picked up the same day by the Norwegian steam merchant Ask.

On boardWe have details of 8 people who were on board

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