Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Odense Staalskibsværft ved A.P. Møller, Odense|
|Owner||H. Gjerpen, Oslo|
|Date of attack||25 Jan 1940||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-19 (Joachim Schepke)|
|Position||55° 42'N, 1° 30'W - Grid AN 5186|
|Complement||18 (10 dead and 8 survivors).|
|Route||Tyne - Bergen|
|History||Completed in May 1920 as Danish Robert Mærsk for A.P. Møller, Copenhagen. 1935 sold to Norway and renamed Gudveig. |
|Notes on event|
At 21.30 hours on 25 Jan 1940 the unescorted and neutral Gudveig was hit by one G7e torpedo from U-19 and sank immediately 4.5 miles east of Longstone Lightvessel, north of Newcastle. Eight survivors were rescued and taken to Methil. Four of them probably by the Norwegian steam merchant Vim and the others by the British steam trawler Evesham and the Latvian steam merchant Dole.
|On board||We have details of 8 people who were on board.|
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