World War IIDS Gyda

DS Gyda var på reise fra Glasgow til Bathurst med 1980 tonn salt, da skipet 18. juli 1940 ble torpedert av den tyske ubåten U-58 i posisjon 56N og 10W. Hele skipssiden ble øyeblikkelig revet bort. Det var ikke mulig å stoppe maskinen, slik at fartøyet med full kraft kjørte seg ned i sjøen og ble borte i løpet av et minutt. De overlevende ble tatt opp neste dag og senere satt i land i New York. 11 personer omkom i forliset.

SS Gyda was on a journey from Glasgow to Bathrust with 1980 tons salt, when the ship on the 18th of July 1940 was torpedoed by a the German uboat U-58 in position 56N, 10W. The entire shipside was immediately shredded away. They could not manage to turn off the machines so the ship went full speed ahead down in the sea, and sunk in under a minute. The ship brought with itself 11 men into the depths. The survivors were rescued the day after and were brought to New York.

About DS Gyda

  • Nationality

    11659

  • Built

    1920

  • Wrecked

    18.07.1940

  • Carrier

    William Hansen, Bergen

  • Tonnage

    2400 dvt

Casualties