Swedish Motor tanker
|Completed||1939 - Öresundsvarvet A/B, Landskrona|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Nordstjernan (Axel Axelson Johnson), Stockholm|
|Date of attack||20 Oct 1940||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-46 (Engelbert Endrass)|
|Position||56° 36'N, 15° 03'W - Grid AM 4137|
|Complement||37 (4 dead and 33 survivors).|
|Route||Curaçao - Halifax - Clyde|
|Cargo||13,855 tons of fuel oil|
|History||Completed in October 1939 |
|Notes on event|
At 03.25 hours on 20 Oct 1940 the Janus, a straggler from convoy HX-79, was hit amidships by one G7e torpedo from U-46 and broke in two in a big explosion. Both parts remained afloat for some time. The U-boat had unsuccessfully attacked the tanker with two torpedoes at 02.44 hours. The survivors were picked up by HMS Hibiscus (K 24) (LtCdr R. Phillips, RNR) and landed at Methil.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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