Finnish Steam merchant
|Completed||1907 - W. Beardmore & Co Ltd, Dalmuir|
|Owner||Suomen Kalastus O/Y, Helsinki|
|Date of attack||10 Jul 1940||Nationality: Finnish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-34 (Wilhelm Rollmann)|
|Position||51° 08'N, 9° 22'W - Grid AM 8875|
|Complement||38 (4 dead and 34 survivors).|
|Route||Rosario, Argentina - Buenos Aires - Cork, Ireland|
|Cargo||4477 tons of maize and 1523 tons of grain|
|History||Completed in September 1907 as British Junin for Pacific Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Liverpool. 1926 renamed Cambrian Idylle for William Thomas Shipping Co Ltd (R.J. Thomas & Co Ltd), Liverpool. 1930 sold to Finland and renamed Petsamo for H.A. Elfving, Hangö. |
|Notes on event|
At 14.26 hours on 10 July 1940 the Petsamo (Master Eric Hjelt) was hit in the engine room by one torpedo from U-34, broke in two and sank within 20 minutes. Four stokers on watch below were killed. The U-boat had needed six hours to get into a favorable firing position and sank the ship in sight of the Irish coast. In the evening, the master and 33 crew members made landfall at Baltimore, Ireland.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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