Norwegian Motor fishing vessel
|Type:||Motor fishing vessel|
|Date of attack||13 Apr 1944||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-711 (Hans-Günther Lange)|
|Position||68° 51'N, 3° 38'E - Grid AF 2124|
|Complement||8 (0 dead and 8 survivors).|
|Route||Tromsø (10 Apr) - Blokken, Vesterålen (11 Apr) - Iceland|
|Cargo||Rocks as ballast|
|History||Registration Code: T 169 HS |
|Notes on event|
On 13 April 1944 U-711 stopped the motor boat Solvoll (approx. 10 grt) about 200 miles west of the Lofoten Islands. The vessel tried to escape from Norway and had five men, one woman and two children on board. One of the men jumped overboard when the vessel was stopped, but was fished out of the water. The Germans then placed a boarding party aboard, but the vessel developed engine troubles the next day and had to be sunk with the 20mm AA gun. On 14 April the people were landed at Lødingen and were held in a prison by the Gestapo until the end of the war.
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