Danish Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Det Forenede Kulimportører, Copenhagen|
|Date of attack||27 Jan 1940||Nationality: Danish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-20 (Harro von Klot-Heydenfeldt)|
|Position||58° 25'N, 1° 53'W - Grid AN 1651|
|Complement||21 (20 dead and 1 survivor).|
|Route||Copenhagen - Blyth|
|History||Completed in January 1930 |
|Notes on event|
At 21.24 hours on 27 Jan 1940 the neutral England was hit underneath the bridge by a G7e torpedo from U-20, broke in two and sank within 2 minutes about 15 miles southeast of Copinsay, Orkneys. The ship was sailing together with the Fredensborg and were both sunk by the same U-boat when they tried to assist the torpedoed Faro in heavy weather.
|On board||We have details of 20 people who were on board.|
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