Norwegian Motor merchant
|Completed||1938 - Framnes Mek Verksted A/S, Sandefjord|
|Owner||A/S Thor Dahl, Sandefjord|
|Date of attack||6 Mar 1943||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-172 (Carl Emmermann)|
|Position||41° 23'N, 42° 59'W - Grid CD 1675|
|Complement||47 (4 dead and 43 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool (27 Feb) - St. John, New Brunswick|
|Cargo||1500 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in April 1938 |
|Notes on event|
At 23.07 hours on 6 March 1943 the unescorted Thorstrand (Master Anthonius Stave) was hit on the port side at #3 hatch by one torpedo from U-172 about 550 miles west of the Azores. Four crew members were lost. The master, 31 crew members, eight passengers and three gunners abandoned ship in three lifeboats and headed for the Azores. Later one of the boats had to be given up due to leaks and the motorboat went ahead with three injured men on board. On 14 March, the men in the motorboat were picked up by an American warship and landed at Casablanca after 7 days. The remaining lifeboat arrived off Flores on 17 March and was towed into Lajes by a motorboat from the harbour.
|On board||We have details of 47 people who were on board.|
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