Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co Ltd, Kowloon, Hong Kong|
|Owner||Bruusgaard, Kiøsterud & Co, Drammen|
|Date of attack||21 Dec 1941||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-573 (Heinrich Heinsohn)|
|Position||35° 41'N, 5° 10'W - Grid CG 9913|
|Complement||41 (0 dead and 41 survivors).|
|Route||Gibraltar (21 Dec) - Melilla|
|History||Completed in June 1921 |
|Notes on event|
At 23.57 hours on 21 Dec 1941 the Hellen (Master Brinck Olsen), escorted by the British armed trawler HMS Maida, was hit on the port side by two of three torpedoes fired by U-573 about 4 miles off Cape Negro. The bow broke away and the ship sank shortly after midnight. All crew members were picked up by the armed trawler and landed in Gibraltar on 22 December.
|On board||We have details of 39 people who were on board.|
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