Ships hit by U-boats

Flora II

British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Danish Maritime Museum, Elsinore

NameFlora II
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,218 tons
Completed1909 - Burmeister & Wain´s Maskin & Skibsbyggeri A/S, Copenhagen 
OwnerEllerman´s Wilson Line Ltd, Hull 
Date of attack2 Aug 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-254 (Hans Gilardone)
Position62° 45'N, 19° 07'W - Grid AE 7664
Complement30 (0 dead and 30 survivors).
RouteReykjavik (2 Aug) - Scrabster - Hull 
Cargo358 tons of fish and 200 tons of ice 
History Completed in November 1909 as Danish Flora for Det Forenede D/S (DFDS), Copenhagen. 1940 seized by Britain and renamed Flora II by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 09.27 hours on 2 Aug 1942 the unescorted Flora II (Master Peter Kristjan Johanes Nielsen) was hit by one torpedo from U-254 and sank within 6 minutes 60 miles southeast of Vestmannaeyar, Iceland. The master, 24 crew members, four gunners and one passenger were picked up from two lifeboats by the Icelandic trawler Juni and landed at Reykjavik.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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