Norwegian Motor tanker
|Completed||1930 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Owner||Harry Borthen & Co A/S, Oslo|
|Date of attack||6 Oct 1940||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-103 (Viktor Schütze)|
|Position||53° 00'N, 26° 00'W - Grid AL 7172|
|Complement||35 (35 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Southampton (27 Sep) - Milford Haven (30 Sep) - Table Bay - Abadan|
|History||Completed in August 1930|
On 21 Jul 1940, the Nina Borthen in convoy CW-7 was bombed and damaged by German aircraft. The ship made it to Spithead and no casualties among the crew occured.
|Notes on event|
At 22.04 hours on 6 Oct 1940 the Nina Borthen (Master Bjarne Nielsen), dispersed from convoy OB-222 the day before, was hit by one torpedo from U-103 and developed a list, but this was corrected by the crew. The ship was then hit by two coups de grâce at 22.14 and 22.38 hours and began to list to port, when she was hit by a fourth torpedo at 23.30 hours, broke in two and sank. 28 Norwegians and seven British crew members were lost.
|On board||We have details of 32 people who were on board.|
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