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The Gothia was a Swedish Steamer that was topedoed off Rockall in January 1942 and sank almost immediately. She had a crew of 23 and 2 lifeboats. Three crew members were killed on impact - nine presumed lost as they were in one of the lifeboats of which there was no further trace. The remaining eleven sailed near to the east of Lewis when they were spotted and rescued by men in Bernera.