Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,694 tons
Completed1936 - A/S Rosenberg Mekaniske Verksted, Stavanger 
OwnerK.R. Jebsen Jr., Bergen 
Date of attack19 Jan 1940Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-55 (Werner Heidel)
Position60° 00'N, 4° 00'W - Grid AN 13
Complement18 (18 dead - no survivors)
RouteNew York (9 Jan) - Rotterdam - Antwerp 
CargoGeneral cargo 
History Completed in October 1936 
Notes on event

On 19 January 1940 the neutral Telnes (Master Ingvald Berg Thomassen) was presumably torpedoed and sunk by U-55 northwest of the Orkneys. More details about the incident are not available because the ship was lost with all hands and the U-boat was also sunk a few days later.

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