Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Eltringhams Ltd, Willington Quay-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Rob Nilson & Arild Nyquist, Oslo|
|Date of attack||13 Oct 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-221 (Hans-Hartwig Trojer)|
|Position||53° 05'N, 44° 06'W - Grid AJ 9145|
|Complement||29 (19 dead and 10 survivors).|
|Route||Providence - New York - Liverpool|
|Cargo||944 standards of lumber and 651 tons of steel|
|History||Completed in July 1921 as Frithjof I for Alf Monsen, Tønsberg. 1927 renamed Fagersten for Rob Nilson & Arild Nyquist, Oslo. |
|Notes on event|
At 05.56 hours on 13 October 1942 the Fagersten (Master Sverre Langfeldt) in convoy SC-104 was hit aft of the funnel by one torpedo from U-221 and sank in 10 minutes in cold and rough seas about 500 miles east of Belle Isle Strait. The master, 17 Norwegian crewmen and one British crewman were lost. Eight Norwegians and two British men in one lifeboat were picked up by HNoMS Potentilla (K 214) (LtCdr C.A. Monsen).
|On board||We have details of 29 people who were on board.|
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