Icelandic Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Frederikshavns Vaerft & Flydedok A/S, Frederikshavn|
|Owner||Eimskipafélag Íslands, Reykjavík|
|Date of attack||10 Nov 1944||Nationality: Icelandic|
|Fate||Sunk by U-300 (Fritz Hein)|
|Position||64° 08'N, 22° 45'W - Grid AE 4753|
|Complement||44 (25 dead and 19 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Loch Ewe - Reykjavik|
|Cargo||1240 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in July 1921 |
|Notes on event|
At 14.59 hours on 10 Nov 1944 the Godafoss (Master Sigurður Gíslason) from the storm scattered convoy UR-142 was hit by one LUT torpedo from U-300 off Reykjanes and sank within seven minutes. The ship had stopped against orders to rescue survivors from the burning Shirvan when torpedoed. 14 crew members, one convoy signalman and ten passengers, among them a family of five (two young doctors returning from Harvard and their 3 children) were lost.
|On board||We have details of 44 people who were on board.|
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