Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Osbourne, Graham & Co Ltd, North Hylton, Sunderland|
|Owner||Fearnley & Eger, Oslo|
|Date of attack||6 Apr 1940||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-59 (Harald Jürst)|
|Position||59° 00'N, 4° 00'W - Grid AN 1537|
|Complement||26 (12 dead and 14 survivors).|
|Route||Swansea - Kirkwall - Oslo|
|Cargo||3000 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in January 1921 |
|Notes on event|
At 03.16 hours on 6 April 1940 the Navarra (Master Lorentz Øhre Tangen) was hit on the starboard side abreast of #3 hatch by one torpedo from U-59 and sank within seven minutes. Six men were probably killed in the explosion. The ship was immediately abandoned in two lifeboats, but one capsized in the high seas, resulting in the death of the master, three officers and two passengers. The 14 survivors in the other lifeboat were spotted by a British aircraft, which notified the Finnish steam merchant Atlas. They were picked up about nine hours after the sinking and landed at Kirkwall.
|On board||We have details of 26 people who were on board.|
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