Norwegian Motor merchant
|Completed||1929 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Owner||A/S Westfal-Larsen & Co, Bergen|
|Date of attack||11 Sep 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-584 (Joachim Deecke)|
|Position||49° 32'N, 32° 21'W - Grid BD 2491|
|Complement||41 (1 dead and 40 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - New York|
|History||Completed in October 1929 |
|Notes on event|
At 19.25 hours on 11 Sep 1942 the Hindanger (Master Otto Olsvik) in station #11 of convoy ON-127 was torpedoed by U-584, was abandoned and fell behind convoy. The U-boat observed hits under the bridge and in the engine room and left the capsized and sinking wreck at 02.30 hours. 40 survivors were picked up by HMCS Amherst (K 148) (T/Lt H.G. Denyer, RCNR), which reported the sinking of the wreck by gunfire and a depth charge at 23.12 hours.
It is possible that the scuttling attempt was unsuccessful and the ship was sunk at 05.34 hours on 12 September by two coups de grâce by U-608 (Struckmeier) in grid BD 2744.
|On board||We have details of 40 people who were on board.|
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