Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,785 tons
Completed1917 - Union Iron Works, Alameda CA 
OwnerOle L. Løkke, Oslo 
Date of attack13 Oct 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-221 (Hans-Hartwig Trojer)
Position53° 00'N, 44° 00'W - Grid AJ 9146
Complement35 (35 dead - no survivors)
RouteHalifax (6 Oct) - Belfast - London 
Cargo4031 tons of wood pulp and 1106 tons of steel 
History Completed as Regulus for A/S Pacific (A.O. Lindvig), Kristiania. 1938 renamed Sirehav for A.I. Langfeldt & Co, Kristiansand. 1939 renamed Senta for Skibs-A/S Senta (Ole L. Løkke), Oslo. 
Notes on event

At 06.22 and 06.23 hours on 13 Oct 1942, U-221 fired one torpedo each at two ships in convoy SC-104 about 500 miles east of Belle Isle Strait and observed how the first ship sank after 20 minutes and the second caught fire and was abandoned. At 07.10 hours, another attack was made in and Trojer claimed a hit on a ship that was later observed down by the stern and sinking, but this is not confirmed by Allied sources.
The Senta was hit immediately after the Ashworth, but the bad weather made it hard to see what was actually taking place and both ships apparently went down with all hands before the rescue vessel reached their position.

The Senta (Master Conrad Rustad) carried a crew of 27 Norwegian, six British and two Swedish men.

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