Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Motor tanker

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Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage3,295 tons
Completed1897 - Laporte & Compagnie, Rouen 
OwnerChristoffer Hannevig A/S, Borre 
Date of attack21 Oct 1939Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-19 (Hans Meckel)
Position53° 20'N, 0° 38'E - Grid AN 7344
Complement23 (0 dead and 23 survivors).
RouteConstanza - Grangemouth 
History Completed in June 1897 as French four-masted barque Le Quevilly for H. Prentout-Leblond & E. Boniface, Rouen. 1921 laid up and 1923 sold to Norway. 1926 converted to the whale oil tanker Deodata
Notes on event

On 21 Oct 1939 the neutral Deodata struck a mine laid by U-19 on 16 October 1.5 miles off the Inner Dowsing lightvessel and sank. The wreck was later dispersed. The survivors were picked up by the Gorleston lifeboat Louise Stephens.

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