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SHIPS SUNK PANAMA 13 - PANAMANIAN SHIPS LOST

8)NORTUN U-516




Photo. https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/303714/


   


Built: 1940


Tonnage: 3,663 / 7,200 tons


Cargo: 5,002 tons of chrome ore, 637 tons of asbestos, 124 tons of lead and copper concentrates


Route: Table Bay - Bahia - Trinidad - Philadelphia


Sunk 20/03/43 by U-516 on pos 27º 35” S 14º 22”E


10 Dead


37 Survivors


At 04.58 hours on 20 March 1943 the unescorted Nortun (Master Peder Torstein Inderberg), dispersed from convoy CN-13 on 20 March, was hit aft by one torpedo from U-516 about 70 miles southwest of Luderitz Bay. The explosion broke the back of the ship which sank quickly after most of the crew abandoned ship in the lifeboats. The master, seven crew members and two gunners were lost. The survivors were questioned by the Germans and later landed at Luderitz.


By www.uboat.net


 

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