Ships hit by U-boats


Swedish Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,572 tons
Completed1930 - Oskarshamns Varf A/B, Oskarshamn 
OwnerRederi-A/B Sylvia (Albert Billner), Gothenburg 
Date of attack18 Oct 1940Nationality:      Swedish
FateSunk by U-46 (Engelbert Endrass)
Position57° 14'N, 11° 00'W - Grid AM 2929
Complement23 (0 dead and 23 survivors).
RouteTommys Arm, Newfoundland - Halifax - Clyde - Ridham Dock 
Cargo850 cubic fathoms of pulpwood 
History Completed in December 1930 for Trelleborgs Ångfartygs Nya A/B, Trelleborg. 1940 transferred to Rederi-A/B Sylvia (Albert Billner), Gothenburg. 
Notes on event

At 22.25 hours on 18 Oct 1940 the Gunborg in convoy SC-7 was hit by one G7e torpedo from U-46 and sank about 150 miles west of the Hebrides. The crew was picked up by HMS Bluebell (K 80) (LtCdr R.E. Sherwood, RNR) and landed at Gourock.


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