Ships hit by U-boats


Estonian Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,213 tons
Completed1899 - Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Troon 
OwnerO. Tiedemann, Käsmu 
Date of attack11 Feb 1940Nationality:      Estonian
FateSunk by U-9 (Wolfgang Lüth)
Position58° 51'N, 1° 54'E - Grid AN 4234
Complement? men (1 dead and ? survivors).
RouteBlyth - Gothenburg 
History Built as German Hermes for Dampfschifffahrts-Ges. "Neptun", Bremen. 1914 interned at Antwerp and 1921 taken over by Britain and renamed Glendoon for Calvert SS Co Ltd. 1922 returned to Germany, renamed Heidelberg for Neue Dampfer Comp. and 1923 sold to Stettiner Dampfer Comp. 1925 bought by F.L. Nimtz, Hamburg and renamed Alt Heidelberg. 1928 sold to Estonia and renamed Linda for O. Tiedemann. 
Notes on event

At 18.20 hours on 11 Feb 1940 the Linda was hit by one torpedo from U-9 and broke in two. The forepart sank immediately and the stern followed four minutes later.


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