Ships hit by U-boats

Sneland I

Norwegian Steam merchant

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NameSneland I
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,791 tons
Completed1922 - Nüschke & Co AG, Stettin-Grabow 
OwnerRichard Amlie & Sverre Amlie, Haugesund 
Date of attack7 May 1945Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-2336 (Emil Klusmeier)
Position56° 10'N, 2° 31'W - Grid AN 0563
Complement29 (7 dead and 22 survivors).
RouteBlyth (5 May) - Methil Roads (7 May) - Belfast 
Cargo2800 tons of coal 
History Completed in May 1922 as German Ingeborg for Stange & Dreyer GmbH, Stettin. 1925 sold to Norway and renamed Sneland I for D/S A/S Vestland (Richard & Sverre Amlie), Haugesund. 
Notes on event

At 23.03 and 23.06 hours on 7 May 1945, U-2336 attacked convoy EN-591 near May Island in the Firth of Forth and sank two ships, the Avondale Park and Sneland I.

The Sneland I (Master Johannes B. Lægland) was the commodore ship of convoy and sank two minutes after being hit by a torpedo on the starboard side. The master and five crew members were lost, another crew member died while being brought ashore. 19 crew members and three gunners were picked up by HMS Valse (T 151) (T/Lt B.H.S. Arendt, RNVR) and HMS Leicester City (FY 223) (T/Lt J. Wells, RNVR), later transferred to the Norwegian steam merchant Selvik and landed at Methil.

This was the last attack carried out by an U-boat in World War II.

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