Ships hit during WWI

Thor Ii

NameThor Ii
TypeSailing vessel
GRT2,144 tons
Country  Norwegian
BuilderRussell & Co., Port Glasgow
OperatorThor Dahl, Fredriksværn/Sandefjord
HistoryFour-masted, iron-hulled bark built as Nile for W. Douglas (A. Brown), Glasgow. Resold in several times before Thor Dahl acquired the vessel in 1911 and renamed it to Thor II.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Thor Ii

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
14 Feb 1917U 45 (Erich Sittenfeld)SunkStopped and sunk by torpedoed 80 miles off the Irish coast
50° 18'N, 11° 48'W
South Georgia – Queenstown
whale oil

Captain Jacobsen, master of the ship was taken on board U 45 with his wife and daughter aged 3 years to avoid them to remain at sea in open boats. All were landed at Helgoland and sent back to Norway.

Position of attack on Thor Ii

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