|Port of registry:||Haugesund|
|Builder:||Nüscke & Co., Stettin-Grabow|
|Fate:||Torpedoed and sunk, 7 May 1945|
Sneland I (Norwegian for “snowland one”) was a 1,791 GRT cargo ship which was built by Nüscke & Co. shipyard at Stettin-Grabow (then Germany) in 1922. She was the last merchant ship to be torpedoed by Germany in the Second World War, on 7 May 1945, one day before German surrender.
The ship was built for the German shipping line Stange & Dreyer GmbH in 1922 and got the name Ingeborg. Three years later, in 1925, it was sold to the Norwegian shipping company Richard Amlie & Sverre Amlie (Amlie & Amlie) in Haugesund, and renamed Sneland I.
On 6 May 1945 the ship was a member of Convoy EN 491, which departed Hull bound for Belfast via Methil. On 7 May 1945, the convoy was attacked by U-2336 and two ships were sunk, Sneland I and Avondale Park, which became the last merchant ships to be sunk by a German U-boat during the Second World War. The sinking, at about 22:45 on 7 May 1945, was in the last hours of the Second World War in Europe, with the official surrender taking place at 23:01 on 8 May 1945.
- Image of Sneland I
- Data Retrieved 30 April 2018.
- Voyage record Retrieved 30 April 2018.
- Crew list Retrieved 30 April 2018.
- Eberhard Rössler: U-Boottyp XXIII. 2nd extended edition, Bernard & Graefe, Bonn 2002, ISBN 3-7637-6236-1, pp. 109–112, (German).