Norwegian Motor merchant
|Completed||1931 - Burmeister & Wain´s Maskin & Skibsbyggeri A/S, Copenhagen|
|Owner||Jacob Kjøde A/S, Bergen|
|Date of attack||24 Feb 1943||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-628 (Heinrich Hasenschar)|
|Position||45° 12'N, 39° 17'W - Grid BC 9353|
|Complement||37 (0 dead and 37 survivors).|
|Route||Hull - New York|
|History||Completed in August 1931 |
|Notes on event|
At 07.54 hours on 24 Feb 1943 the Ingria (Master Fredrik Ditlefsen) in station #83 of convoy ON-166 was struck on the port side between #4 hold and the engine room by one FAT torpedo from U-600 (Zurmühlen). The master, 31 crew members and five gunners abandoned the stopped vessel in two lifeboats when the deck was awash. At 08.13 hours, U-628 fired a spread of four FAT torpedoes, followed by a stern shot two minutes later and heard five explosions, thus claiming two ships sunk and another damaged. However, the only ship hit at that time was the damaged Ingria sinking by the stern about 40 minutes after the first hit. The other explosions heard were probably depth charges from HMCS Rosthern (K 169) (Lt R.J.G. Johnson, RCNVR), which picked up the survivors afterwards and landed them at St. Johns on 27 February.
|On board||We have details of 37 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for Ingria
|24 Feb 1943||U-600||Kptlt. Bernhard Zurmühlen||Damaged||4,391|
|24 Feb 1943||U-628||Oblt. Heinrich Hasenschar||Sunk||4,391|
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