Nummer: 14306b


Area : Western Area
Sea area : North Atlantic
Date of attack : 28.12.1942
Time of attack : 22:02
Nationality of U-boat : German
U-boat : U 225
Commander : Leimkühler
Grid : BD 9869
presumed target type : Steam Freighter
presumed tonnage : 5000 BRT
presumed result : sunk
Used weapon(s) : Torpedo(es)
Convoy : ON.154
Date of observation : 28.12.1942
Time of observation : 21:15
Nationality of target : Norwegian
Actual type of target : Steam Freighter
Name of target : Norse King
Year of launch : 1920
Actual tonnage : 5701 BRT
Actual result : damaged
Position of target : 43.27n 27.15w
Footnote : U-225 fired a 4-torpedo-spread and observed 3 detonations. The sinking of a 9000-tons-steamer cannot be verified. The "Melmore Head" in pos. 113 was hit with two torpedoes. She blew up. The ship, which was hit at first, may have been the "Norse King", being torpedoed by U-591 as well. - "Norse King" was finally sunk on Dec. 29th by U-435 (see Attack 2)
related attacks : Angriff 1
Angriff 2


Convoy : ON.154
updated on: 02.01.2021
Remark: SHIP