Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - McDougall-Duluth Shipbuilding Co, Duluth MN|
|Owner||Einar Lange, Oslo|
|Date of attack||19 Nov 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-181 (Wolfgang Lüth)|
|Position||25° 48'S, 33° 15'E - Grid KP 5324|
|Complement||46 (38 dead and 8 survivors).|
|Route||Lourenço Marques - Zanzibar|
|Cargo||3134 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in July 1919 as Chantier for US Shipping Board (USSB). 1928 sold to Norway and renamed Gunda for Ole Frøiland, Farsund. 1938 sold to A/S Olymp (Einar Lange), Oslo.
|Notes on event|
At 21.25 hours on 19 November 1942 the unescorted and unarmed Gunda (Master Odd Pedersen) was hit on starboard side forward of amidships by one G7a torpedo from U-181 and sank by the bow in two minutes about 20 miles northeast of Inhaca in the Mozambique Channel. The ship sank so fast that no lifeboats could be launched. The Germans tried to question some Asian survivors on rafts, but were not able to understand them. All European officers and 32 Asian crew members were lost. Eight Indian survivors later came ashore on two small rafts north of Ponta do Ouro.
|On board||We have details of 46 people who were on board.|
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