Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Polson Iron Works Co Ltd, Toronto|
|Owner||Bjarne Tetlie, Trondheim|
|Date of attack||5 Sep 1941||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-501 (Hugo Förster)|
|Position||60° 38'N, 31° 18'W - Grid AK|
|Complement||23 (0 dead and 23 survivors).|
|Route||Quebec - Sydney, CB - St. John’s (25 Aug) - Cardiff|
|Cargo||Pit props and lumber|
|History||Completed in January 1919 as British War Taurus for The Shipping Controller, managed by Tyzack & Branfood, London. 1920 renamed Cormount for Cory Colliers Ltd, London. 1924 sold to Norway and owned by D/S A/S Spin, Christiania, but later that year renamed Femund for Rederi A/S Crisco (Ragnar Moltzau), Christiania. 1928 renamed Rendal for Max Moltzau, Oslo, later that year transferred to A/S Rendal (Ragnar Moltzau), Oslo. 1934 renamed Einvik for Skibs A/S Einvik (Bjarne Tetlie), Trondheim. |
|Notes on event|
The Einvik (Master Finn Wetteland) was a straggler from convoy SC-41 and was sailing alone since a week, when she was torpedoed by U-501 about 450 miles southwest of Iceland on 5 September 1941 and later sunk by gunfire. Iceland Radio had received her distress signals and an aircraft was sent to the position. The aircraft found nothing and they reported that there were probably no survivors. At that time all 23 crew members were heading for Iceland in two lifeboats, which were separated in a storm four days after the sinking. On 12 September, an Icelandic motor boat found twelve men in a lifeboat just west of Heimaey, Iceland and were brought to Vestmanna. The other lifeboat landed at Herdisvik, Iceland the next day.
|On board||We have details of 23 people who were on board.|
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