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Owner: Rederi-A/S Mascot
Built by Helsingørs Jernskibs- og Maskinbyggeri A/S, Helsingør, Denmark in 1928.
Captain: Lauritz Knudsen (according to Lillesand Sjømannsforening - external link).
Torpedoed and sunk by U-47 (Prien) on Dec. 6-1939, 45 n. miles southwest of Longships Light, when on a voyage from Antwerp to Curaçao. 6 died.
The following men are commemorated at the Memorial for Seamen in Stavern, Norway:
According to Uboat.net, the 25 survivors were picked up by the Belgian trawler Memlinc. Among the suvivors was Captain Lauritz Knudsen, who later joined Barbro, and died when that ship was sunk - follow the link for more info.
For info, U-47 was also responsible for the attacks on Lenda, Gro and Borgland - follow the links for details. The U-boat was lost with all hands in the spring of 1941 - ref. link at the end of this page.
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There was also a Danish Britta, built 1921, torpedoed and sunk on March 25-1940, also by U-47.
The text on this page was compiled with the help of: Roger W. Jordan - and misc.