Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Kockums Mekaniska Verksteds A/B, Malmö|
|Owner||Albert Schjelderup, Bergen|
|Date of attack||27 Apr 1941||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-147 (Eberhard Wetjen)|
|Position||60° 10'N, 8° 54'W - Grid AM 2264|
|Complement||19 (11 dead and 8 survivors).|
|Route||Blyth (20 Apr) - Loch Ewe (25 Apr) - Patricksfjord, Iceland|
|Cargo||1900 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in March 1921 |
|Notes on event|
At 02.42 hours on 27 April 1941 the unescorted Rimfakse (Master Ivar Johannessen Lønne) was struck on the port side in the after part of #2 hatch by one torpedo from U-147 about 130 miles northwest of Scotland and sank by the bow with a heavy list to port within two minutes. Eleven crew members were lost. The Germans tried to question the survivors in the water but got no answers. The master and seven survivors managed to get on a raft, but they were not able to help others that were crying for help in the dark. At dawn they reached another raft by paddling, distributed themselves on the rafts and tied them together. Later that day, the survivors were picked up by Hengist and taken to Scrabster.
|On board||We have details of 19 people who were on board.|
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