Ships hit by U-boats


Swedish Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,456 tons
Completed1928 - Helsingborgs Varfs A/B, Helsingborg 
OwnerA/B Transmarin (Sven Redig), Helsingborg 
Date of attack22 Jan 1943Nationality:      Swedish
FateSunk by U-358 (Rolf Manke)
Position61° 35'N, 14° 15'W - Grid AE 8575
Complement21 (19 dead and 2 survivors).
RouteBarry - Loch Ewe (19 Jan) - Reykjavik 
History Completed in January 1928 
Notes on event

At 06.26 hours on 22 Jan 1943 the Neva (Master Gustaf B. Ahlström) in convoy UR-59 was hit by one torpedo from U-358 and sank vertically by the stern about 200 miles west of the Faroe Islands. The convoy had been scattered the day before when the ships had to hove to in a storm and Neva was about 2 miles behind the leading ship when torpedoed. Most survivors drowned in the ice cold water when a lifeboat capsized upon launch in rough seas. Only two men managed to rescue themselves on wreckage and a raft that floated free, were picked up at daylight by HMS Cape Portland (FY 246) (Lt K.F. Rasmussen, RNR) and landed at Reykjavik on 23 January.

On boardWe have details of 21 people who were on board

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