Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1907 - S.P. Austin & Son, Sunderland|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Svenska Lloyd, Gothenburg|
|Date of attack||2 Dec 1940||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-37 (Asmus Nicolai Clausen)|
|Position||39° 22'N, 14° 22'W - Grid CF 3989|
|Complement||20 (16 dead and 4 survivors).|
|Route||Cardiff - Lisbon|
|Cargo||Coal and mail|
|History||Completed in June 1907 as Heimdal for Angfartygs A/B Göteborg - Manchester (K.O.F. Dalman), Gothenburg. 1915 transferred to Rederi-A/B Svenska Lloyd, Gothenburg and 1919 renamed Gwalia. |
|Notes on event|
At 04.18 hours on 2 Dec 1940 the Gwalia in convoy OG-46 was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-37 and sank, followed by the Jeanne M. at 04.46 hours about 230 miles north of Cape Roca, Portugal. After a third attack at the same convoy the U-boat observed a burning tanker, but this can not be confirmed from Allied sources.
The survivors from Gwalia were picked up from a raft after 11 days by a British destroyer and landed at Gibraltar.
|On board||We have details of 20 people who were on board.|
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