Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Motor merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage4,663 tons
Completed1929 - Odense Staalskibsværft ved A.P. Møller, Odense 
OwnerA.F. Klaveness & Co A/S, Oslo 
Date of attack31 Aug 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-609 (Klaus Rudloff)
Position57° 13'N, 33° 40'W - Grid AK 2916
Complement39 (0 dead and 39 survivors).
RouteNew York - Halifax - Liverpool 
CargoGeneral cargo, including 531 tons of explosives 
Notes on event

At 10.04 and 10.05 hours on 31 Aug 1942, U-609 fired torpedoes at convoy SC-97 and reported two ships sunk. The victims were the Capira and the Bronxville.

All hands from the Bronxville (Master Bjarne Bolt) survived and were picked up by the British rescue ship Perth and landed at Gourock on 6 September.

On boardWe have details of 39 people who were on board

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