Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam tanker

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Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage1,560 tons
Completed1935 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland 
OwnerSigurd Owren, Oslo 
Date of attack17 Jun 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-158 (Erwin Rostin)
Position25° 35'N, 96° 20'W - Grid DK 2566
Complement19 (1 dead and 18 survivors).
RouteGalveston - Vera Cruz 
Notes on event

About 13.00 hours on 17 June 1942 the unescorted Moira (Master William Thorsen) was hit by one torpedo from U-158 off Corpus Christi and was then sunk by gunfire after the crew had abandoned ship. One crew member was lost and three were injured. The survivors in two lifeboats were found by a fishing boat the next day and towed to Port Isabel, Texas.

On 20 Aug 1942 the master, William Thorsen, took over the command of the Frontenac, which was torpedoed and badly damaged by U-436 (Seibicke) on 27 Oct 1942.

On boardWe have details of 19 people who were on board

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