Norwegian Motor merchant
|Completed||1938 - Eriksbergs Mekaniske Verkstads A/B, Gothenburg|
|Owner||Martin Mosvold, Farsund|
|Date of attack||30 Jun 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-458 (Kurt Diggins)|
|Position||56° 10'N, 23° 40'W - Grid AL 4224|
|Complement||36 (0 dead and 36 survivors).|
|Route||St. John, New Brunswick - Liverpool|
|Cargo||General cargo and frozen meat|
|History||Completed in August 1938 |
|Notes on event|
At 16.26 hours on 30 Jun 1942 the unescorted Mosfruit (Master Jens Lassen Ugland) was hit by one torpedo from U-458 just forward of bridge on the port side. All on board went in the starboard lifeboat, but one of the three British passengers was missing and the master and six men went back on board to search him. They found him in shock and a head wound and brought him to the lifeboat, while they also gathered some blankets, food and other necessities before lowering the gig. The U-boat then surfaced and questioned the survivors before finishing off the vessel with 51 rounds of gunfire at 19.39 hours.
|On board||We have details of 33 people who were on board.|
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