Danish Motor merchant
|Completed||1938 - Helsingørs Jernskibs-og Maskinbyggeri A/S, Elsinore|
|Owner||Det Forenede D/S (DFDS), Copenhagen|
|Date of attack||21 Mar 1940||Nationality: Danish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-38 (Heinrich Liebe)|
|Position||60° 17'N, 2° 49'W - Grid AN 1271|
|Complement||23 (5 dead and 18 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Oslo - Copenhagen|
|Cargo||General cargo, including 302 tons of copper, 228 tons of tin, 130 bottles of mercury and 11 Studebaker motor cars|
|History||Completed in June 1938 |
|Notes on event|
At 01.05 hours on 21 March 1940 the neutral Algier was hit by a stern torpedo from U-38 and sank by the stern with a list to port after 10 minutes about 15 miles north-northwest of Foula, Shetlands. The ship had been missed with a first torpedo at 23.24 hours the day before. Four crew members and a passenger were lost. The survivors abandoned ship in a lifeboat, were picked up by the British trawler Manx King and landed at Scalloway the same day.
|On board||We have details of 6 people who were on board.|
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