Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Manitowoc Shipbuilding Corp, Manitowoc WI|
|Owner||A/S Krogstads Shipping Agencies Ltd, Oslo|
|Date of attack||21 Jan 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-754 (Hans Oestermann)|
|Position||47° 21'N, 52° 08'W - Grid BB 6628|
|Complement||24 (24 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||New York (15 Jan) - St.Johns, Newfoundland|
|History||Completed in May 1919 as Cornucopia for US Shipping Board (USSB). 1925 sold to Charles F. Webb, Boston MA. 1930 renamed Cornore for Ore SS Corp, New York. 1937 sold to Norway and renamed Belize. |
|Notes on event|
At 19.22 hours on 21 Jan 1942 the unescorted Belize (Master Olav Georgsen) was torpedoed and sunk by U-754 off Newfoundland. There were no survivors. On 24 January, HMCS Spikenard (K 198) (LtCdr H.G. Shadforth, RCNR) found a water-filled lifeboat bearing her name and four bodies 25 miles east of St. Johns.
|On board||We have details of 24 people who were on board.|
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