Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1912 - Laxevaags Maskin & Jernskibsbyggeri, Bergen|
|Owner||A/S D/S Galatea (Th. Gjesdal), Bergen|
|Date of attack||21 Jan 1945||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-1051 (Heinrich von Holleben)|
|Position||52° 40'N, 5° 23'W - Grid AM 95|
|Complement||21 (20 dead and 1 survivor).|
|Route||Liverpool - Barry|
|History||Completed in January 1912 |
|Notes on event|
In the evening of 21 Jan 1945 the Galatea (Master Peder Brendsdal) was hit on the starboard side in the foreship by one torpedo from U-1051 and sank immediately off Bardsey Island in the St. Georges Channel. The master, 16 crew members and three gunners were lost. The sole survivor, stoker Harald Hvidtsten was picked up from a raft by HMS Tyler (K 576) a few hours later, in the early morning hours of the next day and landed in Liverpool on 24 January.
|On board||We have details of 21 people who were on board.|
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