Ships hit by U-boats

Inger Toft

British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Danish Maritime Museum, Elsinore

NameInger Toft
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,190 tons
Completed1920 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland 
OwnerChine Shipping Co Ltd, Swansea 
Date of attack16 Mar 1945Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-722 (Hans Reimers)
Position57° 25'N, 6° 52'W - Grid AM 3796
Complement30 (0 dead and 30 survivors).
RouteReykjavik - Loch Ewe - London 
Cargo885 tons of herring meal and cod liver oil in drums 
History Completed in April 1920 as Norwegian Langfond for Sigval Bergesen, Stavanger. 1922 sold to Britain and renamed Phyllis Seed for Seed Shipping Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1923 sold to Belgium and renamed Van Dyck for Comptoir Charbonnier Maritime, Antwerp. 1925 sold to Britain and renamed Elphinston for J. Cormack & Co, Leith. 1936 sold to Denmark and renamed Inger Toft for Jens Toft, Copenhagen. In May 1940 taken over by Britain at Methil and transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 09.20 hours on 16 March 1945 the Inger Toft (Master N.M. Brinck) in convoy RU-156 was torpedoed and sunk by U-722 3 miles 270° from Neirst Point, Isle of Skye. The master and 29 crew members were picked up by HMS Grenadier (T 334) (A/SkrLt A.G. Day, RNR) and landed at Loch Ewe.

On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

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