Norwegian Motor merchant
|Completed||1928 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Owner||Christen Smith, Oslo|
|Date of attack||30 Jun 1940||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-26 (Heinz Scheringer)|
|Position||48° 15'N, 10° 30'W - Grid BF 4123|
|Complement||25 (0 dead and 25 survivors).|
|Route||Rufisque - Dakar (18 Jun) - Southampton|
|History||Completed in February 1928 |
|Notes on event|
On 30 June 1940 the Belmoira (Master Morten Mortensen) was hit amidships on the starboard side by a torpedo from U-26, broke in two and sank very quickly about 250 miles southwest of Lands End. The survivors in the lifeboats were questioned by the Germans and then set sail heading northeast. They were soon offered help by the British steam merchant Sheridan, but as that ship was en route to Brazil they continued in the lifeboats. The Sheridan notified the Spanish trawlers Miguel Veiga and Weyler N°2 nearby, which picked them up and on 2 July landed them at La Coruña, Spain.
|On board||We have details of 25 people who were on board.|
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