Norwegian Motor tanker
|Completed||1938 - Eriksbergs Mekaniske Verkstads A/B, Gothenburg|
|Owner||S. Ugelstad, Oslo|
|Date of attack||27 Jan 1945||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||A total loss by U-825 (Gerhard Stoelker)|
|Position||52° 35'N, 5° 18'W - Grid AM 9496|
|Complement||44 (4 dead and 40 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Clyde|
|Cargo||11.000 tons of fuel oil and a deck cargo of gliders|
|History||Completed in July 1938 |
|Notes on event|
On 27 Jan 1945, U-825 fired torpedoes at convoy HX-332 off Cardigan Bay after it formed two columns to enter the St. George´s Channel and reported three detonations and one ship probably sunk. In fact, Solør and Ruben Dario were hit by one torpedo each.
The Solør (Master Fridtjof Olsen) was hit on the port side in the engine room. The explosion badly damaged the stern and the poop dropped by four to five foot. At 13.25 hours (local time), the tanker was abandoned about one hour after being torpedoed. Four crew members were lost. The survivors, seven of them wounded, were picked up by the British rescue ship Zamalek. The next day, the rescue ship brought the crew back to their ship and took the injured men to Swansea.
|On board||We have details of 44 people who were on board.|
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