Norwegian Steam tanker
|Completed||1922 - William Hamilton & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||A/S Westfal-Larsen & Co, Bergen|
|Date of attack||12 Oct 1940||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Heinrich Bleichrodt)|
|Position||57° 00'N, 19° 10'W - Grid AL 0381|
|Complement||30 (18 dead and 12 survivors).|
|Route||Caripito - Curaçao (14 Sep) - Bermuda - Halifax - Liverpool|
|Cargo||10,000 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.
|On board||We have details of 30 people who were on board.|
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