Finnish Steam merchant
|Completed||1903 - Helsingørs Jernskibs-og Maskinbyggeri A/S, Elsinore|
|Owner||Loviisa Rederi-A/B (R. Nordström & Co O/Y), Loviisa|
|Date of attack||22 Sep 1939||Nationality: Finnish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-4 (Harro von Klot-Heydenfeldt)|
|Position||58° 26'N, 9° 18'E - Grid AN 3393|
|Complement||24 (0 dead and 24 survivors).|
|Route||Kemi, Finland - Ellesmere Port|
|Cargo||Cellulose, pulp and sulphur|
|History||Completed in August 1903 as Danish Nordstjernen for A/S D/S Norden (P. Brown), Copenhagen. 1934 sold to Finland and renamed Martti-Ragnar for Loviisa Rederi-A/B (R. Nordström & Co O/Y), Loviisa.
|Notes on event|
At 23.00 hours on 22 Sep 1939 the Martti-Ragnar (Master J. Soderblom) was stopped by U-4 about 15 miles east of Arendal and searched. The boarding party ignited three scuttling charges at 00.15 hours on 23 September, because the ship carried contraband and the vessel sank after two hours. The crew had abandoned ship in two lifeboats, which were towed by the U-boat towards the coast. The men were picked up by two fishing boats and landed at Arendal at 07.30 hours.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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