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Name Tyr

Type: Motor merchant

Tonnage 4,265 tons

Completed 1927 - A/B G?taverken, Gothenburg

Owner Thorvald Hansen, Oslo

Homeport Oslo

Date of attack 9 Mar 1942

Nationality: Norwegian

Fate Sunk by U-96 (Captain Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock)

Position 43? 40'N, 61? 10'W - Grid BB 7965

Complement 31 (13 dead and 18 survivors).

Route Hull (4 Feb) - Methil (14 Feb) - Loch Ewe (19 Feb) - Halifax

Cargo Ballast

History Completed in January 1927

Notes on event

At 21.09 hours on 9 March 1942 the unescorted Tyr (Master Jens Eidbo) was struck on the starboard side by one G7e torpedo from U-96 about 100 miles from Halifax. The torpedo went through the fireroom and detonated on the port side of the ship, causing her to sink by the stern within 9 minutes. All crew members abandoned ship in three lifeboats and were questioned by the Germans who gave them the course for Sable Island and apologized for having had to sink their ship. The boats set sail for Nova Scotia, but were separated in heavy weather. Nine men in one boat were picked up after 16 hours by a Canadian patrol vessel and landed in Halifax the same day. Nine men in another boat were located by a Canadian aircraft, picked up on 11 March by HMCS Georgian (J 144) (LtCdr A.G. Stanley, RCNR) and landed in Halifax the next day. The lifeboat containing the master, eleven crew members and one gunner was never found.

Vancouver, August 9,1934
City of Vancouver Archives
Reference code CVA 447-2796
Photo by Walter E. Frost

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Cantiere e anno di costruzione 1927 A/B G?taverken
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