Ships hit by U-boats


Icelandic Steam trawler

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Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage91 tons
Completed1902 - Kristansand 
Date of attack12 Mar 1941Nationality:      Icelandic
FateSunk by U-37 (Asmus Nicolai Clausen)
Position59° 39'N, 12° 36'W - Grid AM 1461
Complement10 (10 dead - no survivors)
RouteFishing grounds - Fleetwood 
History Built as Norwegian Solundir for Mathias Gilsvik, Askvoll. In December 1923 sold to Iceland and renamed Poul. Later renamed Pétursey (IS 100). 
Notes on event

At 18.05 hours on 12 March 1941, U-37 opened fire with the deck gun and the 37mm AA gun from a great distance at the Pétursey (Master Þorsteinn Magnússon) south of Iceland, but first missed her many times, giving the crew time to abandon ship. After some heavy hits they went closer, saw the Icelandic flag painted on the side of the vessel and immediately ceased fire, but the trawler soon sank. The U-boat had observed how the crew abandoned ship, but they were never seen again.

On boardWe have details of 10 people who were on board

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