Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - De Haan & Oerlemans, Heusden|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Sylvia (Albert Billner), Gothenburg|
|Date of attack||8 Oct 1939||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-37 (Werner Hartmann)|
|Position||61° 13'N, 0° 08'E - Grid AF 7974|
|Complement||18 (9 dead and 9 survivors).|
|Route||Gothenburg (3 Oct) - Hull|
|Cargo||General cargo, including steel and paper pulp|
|History||Completed in August 1919 as Danish Markersdal for A.W. Andersen. 1923 renamed Netta for W.C. Lynn & Co. 1929 sold to Sweden and renamed Bara for Sydsvenske Rederi-A/B (Sven P. Larsson), Malmö. 1937 renamed Vistula for Rederi-A/B Sylvia (Albert Billner), Gothenburg. |
|Notes on event|
At 14.04 hours on 8 October 1939 the unescorted and neutral Vistula was stopped by U-37 with a shot across her bow about 35 miles northeast of Muckle Flugga, Shetland Islands. It was found that the ship was carrying contraband and she was sunk with 14 rounds from the deck gun at 15.00 hours. The crew abandoned ship in two lifeboats, was provided by the Germans with food and then set sails for the nearby Shetland Islands.
|On board||We have details of 10 people who were on board.|
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