Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1914 - A/B Lindholmens Varv, Gothenburg|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Svenska Lloyd, Gothenburg|
|Date of attack||29 Mar 1941||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-46 (Engelbert Endrass)|
|Position||59° 27'N, 24° 36'W - Grid AL 1447|
|Complement||26 (16 dead and 10 survivors).|
|Route||London - Dunston - Loch Ewe - Las Palmas|
|History||Completed in October 1914 |
|Notes on event|
At 17.50 hours on 29 March 1941 the unescorted Liguria (Master G.A. Melander), a straggler from convoy OB-302, was hit amidships by one G7e torpedo from U-46 and sank within six minutes after breaking in two about 300 miles south-southwest of Reykjavik. During the afternoon on 3 April, the Athenic came across the survivors and picked up eight men from a raft and three more from a small dinghy. Their food had run out and all were frost-bitten from the knees downwards. The second engineer died of exposure shortly thereafter and was buried at sea. On 4 April, the ship was herself torpedoed and sunk by U-76 (von Hippel), but there were no casualties and the next day all survivors were picked up by HMS Arbutus (K 86) (Lt A.L.W. Warren, RNR) and landed at Liverpool on 8 April.
|On board||We have details of 26 people who were on board.|
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