Re: Norwegian freighter "Ulla"
Posted by: Bill Watt
Date: December 23, 2001 03:24AM
Have some perhaps helpful information Yngvi -
"Fritz Hein in U-300, sailed for Iceland on October 4. Over a month later, on November 10, he intercepted elements of the disorganised convoy UR 142, which had been scattered by a gale en route from the British Isles, and which was merely two hours out of Reykjavik. Hein sank two British ships by torpedoe: the 6000 tanker Shirvan and the 260 ton tug Empire World, which was attempting to assist Shirvan. Shortly thereafter Iceland's largest passenger-freighter, the 1,500 ton Godafoss, came up to rescue survivors, and Hein sank her as well. He returned to Norway on Dec. 2"
Source - Hitler's U-Boat War, Vol 2, by Clay Blair
"Shirvan, 10/11/44 - Torpedoed by U-300 64*08'N 22*50'W, 18 dead, 27 survivors, sunk 64*29'N 23*04W."
Source - The World's Merchant Fleets 39, by Roger W. Jordan.
"Nov. 10 1944 - Off Iceland, U-300 sank the tanker Shirvan, 6,017 tons, (Baltic Trading Co.), bound for Hvalfjord, and the tug Empire Wold (sp?) 269 tons (MOWT), on Admiralty service."
Source - Britain's Sea War - A diary of ship losses 39-45 by John M. Young.