Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,328 tons
Completed1920 - Huiskens & van Dijk, Dordrecht 
OwnerJ.M. Johannesens Rederi A/S, Bergen 
Date of attack20 Jan 1940Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-57 (Claus Korth)
Position58° 14'N, 2° 05'W - Grid AN 1819
Complement17 (14 dead and 3 survivors).
RouteBlyth (19 Jan) - Oslo 
History Completed in April 1921 
Notes on event

At 20.26 hours on 20 Jan 1940 the Miranda (Master Asser Hiorth) was hit by one G7e torpedo from U-57 about 30 miles northwest of Peterhead. The U-boat had spotted a group of five steamers and an escort and tried to attack the leading ship, but the distance was too short so they fired a torpedo with a magnetic fuze at the second ship. The explosion broke the keel of Miranda and caused her to sink within five minutes. Three survivors were picked up the next day by the British armed boarding vessel HMS Discovery II and taken to Kirkwall.

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