Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Framnes Mek Verksted A/S, Sandefjord|
|Owner||Jacob Kjøde A/S, Bergen|
|Date of attack||15 Sep 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-517 (Paul Hartwig)|
|Position||48° 49'N, 64° 06'W - Grid BB 1763|
|Complement||26 (3 dead and 23 survivors).|
|Route||Swansea - Sydney - Port Alfred|
|Cargo||3400 tons of coal|
|History||Built as Cissy 1939 renamed Inger Elisabeth |
|Notes on event|
At 18.33 hours on 15 Sep 1942, U-517 fired four torpedoes at convoy SQ-36 four miles from Cape des Rosiers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and reported one ship sunk and another damaged. In fact, the Inger Elisabeth and Saturnus were hit and sunk by one torpedo each. The U-boat had followed convoy since the afternoon of the day before and tried to chase it further but lost contact in fog.
Two Norwegian and one Irish crew members from the Inger Elisabeth were lost. The survivors reached the shore in the lifeboats by themselves.
|On board||We have details of 26 people who were on board.|
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