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Re: Ile Fritzen and Bjerfin and Torhund
Posted by: Erling Skjold (IP Logged)
Date: March 21, 2003 11:38AM

Hi,
I think your date is incorrect, as the attack occured January 25. 1945.
There were two convoys being attacked at the same place. Be-156-Al (Bergen - Aalesund) consisting of German SS "Ilse Fritzen" (1922/4883 ex French St. Octave) and Norwegian SS "Bjergfin" (with one "N" acording to Norske Veritas register) (1917/648 ex "Svanholm") + escorts "V-5111", "V-5115" and "V-5310". The other convoy Al-134-Be (Aalesund - Bergen) consisting of Norwegian SS "Lövaas", SS "Tore Hund" and German SS "Radue" + escorts "V-5105" and "V-5305".
The Ilse Fritzen and Bjergfin were both sunk, of the others only Lövaas had some very minor damages. The Ilse Fritzen was on voyage from Stettin - Tromsö with coal and mines, and suffered 2 wounded. The Bjergin (unarmed) was on voyage from Stavanger - Harstad with flour. The captain was killed, and four of the crew wounded.
Both wrecks are still on the seabed.

Best regards
Erling



Subject Written By Posted
  Ile Fritzen and Bjerfin and Torhund andyb 03/21/2003 01:15AM
  Re: Ile Fritzen and Bjerfin and Torhund Trygve 03/21/2003 06:55AM
  Re: Ile Fritzen and Bjerfin and Torhund Erling Skjold 03/21/2003 11:38AM
  Re: Ile Fritzen and Bjerfin and Torhund Th. Dorgeist 03/21/2003 12:04PM
  Re: Ile Fritzen and Bjerfin and Torhund Trygve 03/22/2003 02:13AM
  Re: Ile Fritzen and Bjerfin and Torhund Trygve 03/22/2003 03:26AM
  Re: Ile Fritzen and Bjerfin and Torhund Erling Skjold 03/22/2003 11:59AM
  Re: Ile Fritzen and Bjerfin and Torhund Trygve 03/22/2003 02:36PM


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