Ships hit by U-boats


Swedish Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage820 tons
Completed1893 - AG Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik, Rostock 
OwnerRederi-A/B Svenska Lloyd, Gothenburg 
Date of attack26 Feb 1941Nationality:      Swedish
FateSunk by U-70 (Joachim Matz)
Position63° 00'N, 14° 00'W - Grid AE 82
Complement23 (23 dead - no survivors)
RouteReykjavik (25 Feb) - Gothenburg 
History Completed in April 1893 
Notes on event

The Göteborg with 20 crew members and three passengers was reported missing after leaving Reykjavik on 25 February 1941. It is possible that she was sunk by U-70 southeast of Iceland the next day, which was herself lost shortly afterwards.


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