Swedish Motor merchant
|Completed||1918 - Burmeister & Wain´s Maskin & Skibsbyggeri A/S, Copenhagen|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Nordstjernan (Axel Axelson Johnson), Stockholm|
|Date of attack||13 Sep 1942||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-506 (Erich Würdemann)|
|Position||2° 35'N, 11° 22'W - Grid EU 7877|
|Complement||33 (3 dead and 30 survivors).|
|Route||Cochin - Bombay - Capetown - Freetown - UK|
|Cargo||2500 tons of manganese ore, 2500 tons of tea and 1500 tons of tobacco|
|History||Completed in May 1918|
On 4 Aug 1940, the Norwegian motor merchant Sofie Bakke (5461 grt) sank after a collision with Lima when that ship ran into her while maneuvering in the convoy OA-193 about 5 miles east of Buchan Ness. No casualties.
|Notes on event|
At 00.58 hours on 13 Sep 1942 the unescorted Lima was torpedoed and sunk by U-506 off Liberia. The U-boat misidentified her as Sima (5244 grt).
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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