Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Motor tanker

Photo courtesy of Norsk Maritimt Museum

Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage9,804 tons
Completed1936 - A/B Götaverken, Gothenburg 
OwnerN.Chr. Evensen, Oslo 
Date of attack21 Feb 1944Nationality:      Norwegian
FateDamaged by U-168 (Helmuth Pich)
Position0° 32'S, 65° 35'E - Grid LM 2824
Complement43 (0 dead and 43 survivors).
RoutePort Pirie - Abadan 
History Completed in December 1936

On 24 June 1948 the Fenris caught fire in 45°55N/19°05W and sank two days later in 44°38N/19°49W. 
Notes on event

In the evening of 21 February 1944 U-168 hit the unescorted Fenris with its last torpedo amidships and had no ammunition for the deck gun to sink the damaged ship. The tanker first went to the Addu Atoll, then continued to Bombay at 11 knots under own power for repairs and returned to service in September 1944.

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