Danish Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Dundee Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Dundee|
|Owner||Jens Toft, Copenhagen|
|Date of attack||3 Dec 1939||Nationality: Danish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-31 (Johannes Habekost)|
|Position||55° 36'N, 0° 46'W - Grid AN 5196|
|Complement||21 (6 dead and 15 survivors).|
|Route||Immingham - Gothenburg|
|History||Launched as Aarstad, completed in June 1921 as Norwegian Dagfin for John P. Pedersen & Son, Oslo. 1930 renamed Putten for A/S Eidsvold (Sverre Ditlev-Simonsen), Oslo. 1935 renamed Hav for A/S Hav (Helmer Staubo & Co), Oslo. 1935 sold to Denmark and renamed Ove Toft for A/S D/S Jutlandia (Jens Toft), Copenhagen. |
|Notes on event|
At 13.20 hours on 3 Dec 1939 the unescorted and neutral Ove Toft was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-31 and sank within four minutes about 100 miles east of the Tyne. The ship had been spotted at 12.55 hours, identified and was attacked because her course was suspicious.
|On board||We have details of 6 people who were on board.|
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