Danish Steam merchant
|Completed||1922 - NV Scheepswerf Voorheen Jan Smit Czn, Alblasserdam|
|Owner||A/S D/S Dannebrog (C.K. Hansen), Copenhagen|
|Date of attack||27 Jan 1940||Nationality: Danish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-20 (Harro von Klot-Heydenfeldt)|
|Position||58° 25'N, 1° 53'W - Grid AN 1628|
|Complement||20 (20 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Copenhagen - Blyth|
|History||Completed in January 1923 |
|Notes on event|
At 20.52 hours on 27 Jan 1940 the neutral Fredensborg (Master J.V. Thorn) was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-20 and sank in 10 seconds about 15 miles southeast of Copinsay, Orkneys. The ship was sailing together with the England and were both sunk by the same U-boat when they tried to assist the torpedoed Faro in heavy weather.
|On board||We have details of 18 people who were on board.|
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