Ships hit by U-boats

Haakon Hauan

Norwegian Motor tanker

NameHaakon Hauan
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage6,582 tons
Completed1935 - Akers Mekaniske Verksted A/S, Oslo 
OwnerA/S Østlandske Petroleums Compagni, Oslo 
Date of attack25 May 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateDamaged by U-753 (Alfred Manhardt von Mannstein)
Position28° 45'N, 90° 03'W - Grid DA 9259
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
RouteNorfolk - Galveston 
History After the war the owner was renamed A/S Norske Esso, Oslo. The Haakon Hauan was sold in January 1960 to the British Iron & Steel Corporation and allocated to Thomas W. Ward Ltd for breaking up. On 6 Mar 1960, the tanker arrived at Inverkeithing, Scotland to be broken up. 
Notes on event

At 04.16 hours on 25 May 1942 the Haakon Hauan (Master K. Johannesen) was hit by one torpedo from U-753 amidships. The U-boat had then to evade an escort vessel and did not find the tanker again. The damaged ship was taken to New Orleans, then towed to Mobile where she was repaired for three months.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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