MT John P. Pedersen

Andre verdenskrigMT John P. Pedersen

MT John P. Pedersen var på reise i konvoi lastet med 9000 tonn brenselolje bestemt for Clyde. Konvoien ble angrepet av fem tyske ubåter. John P. Pedersen ble torpedert 20. mai 1941 av tysk U94 i posisjon 150 n. mil syd av Grønland. Besetningen kom seg alle i livbåtene. Den ene, kapteinens båt, forsvant, men et fly skal ha observert en livbåt fra John H. Pedersen 1. juni i omtrentlig posisjon 59N og 40W med 12 overlevende og fem døde. Dette ble først meddelt 8. juni fra marinekontoret i Reykjavik. Ingen melding om at disse var reddet. 21 omkom, 13 nordmenn, to hollendere, to svensker og fire briter.

MT John P. Pedersen was in a convoy loaded with 9000 tons of fuel oil on its way to Clyde. This convoy was attacked by five German submarines. John P. Pedersen was torpedoed the 20th of May 1941 by the German uboat U-94 150 nautical miles from Greenland. Everyone aboard the ship managed to get into the lifeboats. One of these boats, the captains boat, disappeared but was spotted by a plane around the coordinates of 59N and 40W with 12 passengers who were alive and 5 dead This was reported to the navy office in Reykjavik at the 8th of June, but no rapport arrived that they had been saved. In total 21 people perished; 13 Norwegians, two Dutch, two Swedes and four Britons

Om MT John P. Pedersen

  • Nasjonalitet

    Flagg Norge

  • Bygd

    1930

  • Forlist

    20.05.1941

  • Rederi

    Helmer Staubo, Kristiania/Oslo

  • Tonnasje

    9945 dvt

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