Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - New Engineering & Shipbuilding Works, Shanghai|
|Owner||Bruusgaard, Kiøsterud & Co, Drammen|
|Date of attack||5 Feb 1943||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-617 (Albrecht Brandi)|
|Position||32° 11'N, 24° 46'E - Grid CO 6774|
|Complement||46 (2 dead and 44 survivors).|
|Route||Alexandria (3 Feb) - Benghazi|
|Notes on event|
The Henrik (Master Johan Sørlie) was probably hit by two torpedoes and sank within 3 minutes about 30 miles east of Tobruk. The launched lifeboat swapped as the vessel sank, throwing the occupants into the water. The survivors clung to rafts or debris until they were picked up by British motor launches. Two Chinese crew members died, out of a complement of seven Norwegian officers, 33 Chinese crew members and six gunners.
|On board||We have details of 40 people who were on board.|
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