Norwegian Motor tanker
|Completed||1934 - A/B Götaverken, Gothenburg|
|Owner||Arthur H. Mathiesen, Oslo|
|Date of attack||20 Sep 1941||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-552 (Erich Topp)|
|Position||61° 30'N, 35° 07'W - Grid AD 7583|
|Complement||34 (34 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||New York (6 Sep) - Sydney, CB (11 Sep) - Liverpool - Stanlow|
|Cargo||9000 tons of petrol|
|History||Completed in January 1934 |
|Notes on event|
At 03.27 hours on 20 Sep 1941 the Barbro (Master Lauritz Knudsen) in convoy SC-44 was hit by two torpedoes from U-552 and her cargo caught fire. At 04.30 hours, U-69 (Zahn) tried to administer a coup de grâce, but the torpedo did not detonate. All on board, the master and 33 crew members died in the flames, helplessly watched by other ships around her.
|On board||We have details of 34 people who were on board.|
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