Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - A/S Bergens Mekaniske Verksteder, Bergen|
|Owner||K.R. Jebsen Jr., Bergen|
|Date of attack||23 Jan 1945||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-1172 (Jürgen Kuhlmann)|
|Position||53° 33'N, 4° 17'W - Grid AM 92|
|Complement||25 (0 dead and 25 survivors).|
|Route||Cardiff - Mersey|
|Cargo||1936 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in September 1930|
|Notes on event|
At 16.45 hours on 23 Jan 1945 the Vigsnes (Master Haakon Tronstad), dispersed from convoy MH-1 on that day, was hit on the starboard side by a torpedo from U-1172 off Anglesey. The torpedo struck at #1 hatch, blew up the forward hatches, wrecked the radio and caused the ship to sink in 15 minutes. 17 survivors abandoned ship in one lifeboat and subsequently rescued the remaining survivors from rafts. The lifeboat made landfall about seven hours later at Lynas Point Cove near Anglesey.
|On board||We have details of 25 people who were on board.|
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