Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam tanker

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Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage7,102 tons
Completed1922 - William Hamilton & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerA/S Westfal-Larsen & Co, Bergen 
Date of attack12 Oct 1940Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-48 (Heinrich Bleichrodt)
Position57° 00'N, 19° 10'W - Grid AL 0381
Complement30 (18 dead and 12 survivors).
RouteCaripito - CuraƧao (14 Sep) - Bermuda - Halifax - Liverpool 
Cargo10,000 tons of fuel oil 
History Completed in January 1922 
Notes on event

At 00.14 hours on 12 October 1940 the Davanger (Master Elliot Kristian Karlsen) in station #61 of convoy HX-77 was torpedoed and sunk by U-48 about 300 miles west of Broadhaven, Ireland. The tanker was hit on the starboard side in the engine room by one torpedo and sank by the stern within 4 minutes. The master, 16 crew members and one gunner were lost. The twelve survivors set sail in their lifeboat and arrived in Broadhaven on 18 October.

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