Danish Steam merchant
|Completed||1893 - Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges., Flensburg|
|Owner||Aabenraa Rederi A/S (A.F. Cleeman), Aabenraa|
|Date of attack||20 Mar 1940||Nationality: Danish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-19 (Joachim Schepke)|
|Position||58° 21'N, 2° 22'W - Grid AN 1684|
|Complement||17 (15 dead and 2 survivors).|
|Route||Frederikshavn - Blyth|
|History||Completed in June 1893 as German Taygeta for Holm & Molzen, Flensburg. 1931 sold to Denmark and renamed Viking. |
|Notes on event|
At 04.15 hours on 20 March 1940, U-19 spotted two steamers northeast of the Moray Firth and 20 minutes later fired a G7a torpedo that missed the first ship. At 04.57 hours, a G7e torpedo was fired that struck Viking in the engine room and caused the ship to sink immediately. The second steamer was Bothal, which was hit amidships by a G7e torpedo at 05.15 hours and sank after breaking in two.
|On board||We have details of 14 people who were on board.|
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