Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,343 tons
Completed1916 - C. van der Giessen & Zonen’s Scheepswerven NV, Krimpen aan den IJssel 
OwnerT. Wilhelms, Fredrikstad 
Date of attack9 Jan 1940Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-19 (Joachim Schepke)
Position58° 30'N, 1° 33'W - Grid AN 1692
Complement19 (13 dead and 6 survivors).
RouteWest Hartlepool - Drammen 
History Completed in October 1916 as Anders for A/S F. Heredia (N. Røgenæs), Haugesund. Requisitioned by The Shipping Controller, London, returned to owner in 1919. Sold to T. Wilhelms, Fredrikstad in 1936 and renamed Manx in 1937. 
Notes on event

At 02.21 hours on 9 Jan 1940 the unescorted and neutral Manx was hit by one torpedo from U-19 off Kinnaird Head and sank within two minutes. Eight survivors managed to grab hold of an upturned lifeboat, but were scantily clad and in the stormy weather four of them gave up. After 8 hours the remaining four survivors were picked up by the Norwegian steam merchant Leka. Two other survivors were rescued from a raft by the Norwegian steam merchant Isis.

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