Icelandic Steam trawler
|Completed||1933 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley|
|Owner||Fiskveiðafélagið Alliance (O.H. Jonsson), Reykjavík|
|Date of attack||24 Oct 1942||Nationality: Icelandic|
|Fate||Sunk by U-383 (Horst Kremser)|
|Position||62° 09'N, 16° 52'W - Grid AE 8449|
|Complement||13 (13 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Fleetwood (21 Oct) - Reykjavik|
|History||Completed in November 1933 as Loch Seaforth for Loch Fishing Co of Hull Ltd (Harry Wight Ltd), Hull. 1939 sold to Iceland and renamed Jon Olafsson. |
|Notes on event|
At 13.24 hours on 24 October 1942 U-383 fired a spread of two G7e torpedoes at the unescorted and zigzagging Jon Olafsson about 100 miles south of Iceland and heard a detonation after 1 minute and then sinking noises. Later the Germans spotted wreckage but found no survivors. The trawler was reported missing after being sighted the last time on 22 October.
|On board||We have details of 13 people who were on board.|
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