Norwegian Motor merchant
|Completed||1923 - Burmeister & Wain´s Maskin & Skibsbyggeri A/S, Copenhagen|
|Owner||Det Bergenske D/S A/S, Bergen|
|Date of attack||26 Jun 1940||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by UA (Hans Cohausz)|
|Position||36° 53'N, 14° 00'W - Grid CG 7168|
|Complement||30 (0 dead and 30 survivors).|
|Route||Cardiff (18 Jun) - Milford Haven - Rio de Janeiro|
|Cargo||6300 tons of patent fuel|
|History||Completed in July 1923 |
|Notes on event|
At 02.28 hours on 26 June 1940 the Crux (Master Einar Hansen), detached from convoy OG-34 the day before, was hit by one torpedo from UA about 300 miles west of Cape St. Vincent. The torpedo struck on the starboard side, abaft the engine room near #4 hatch and caused her to sink with a heavy port list after 10 minutes. The crew abandoned ship in two lifeboats and was questioned by the Germans. Twenty minutes after the crew left the ship, a southbound ship passed by very near, but did not see them in the dark. They did not use their flashes to make themselves known, because they thought that the U-boat was still near them. The survivors were picked up by the British steam merchant Brutus the following day.
|On board||We have details of 30 people who were on board.|
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