Sjøforklaring 1939 - 1945

Informasjonen nedenfor vedr. skip i Nortraships flåte er direkte avskrift av orginalkilden "Sjøforklaringer fra andre verdenskrig (1940 - 1945)". Informasjonen her er fra sjøforklaringer holdt under og rett etter krigen og kan derfor avvike noe fra den øvrige kvalitetssikrede informasjonen i Krigsseilerregisteret.

Dato
10. mai 1941
Posisjon
Sør-Atlanteren, 3g nord, 20g10min vest
Årsak
Beskutt av ubåt, sunket [av italiensk ubåt]
Last
Ballast, ca. 7000 tonn sjøvann
Reiserute
Freetown - Aruba
Mannskapsliste
Komplett
Reddet
34
Fanget
0
Omkommet
0 [0]
Savnet
0
  • Referat

    Dato
    17. juni 1941
    Sted
    Det norske generalkonsulat, London
    Administrator
    Konsul J. Gregg

    ...

    Da samtlige skipets bøker og papirer gikk ned med skipet fremla kaptein Warholm en rapport utarbeidet av ham selv, datert 9. mai 1941. ...

    The report was read out and Captain Warholm declared that the contents was correct in all respects and was approved as his evidence. He added that the explosions were seen between 3 3/4 and 4 o'clock. It was between 5 and 6 o'clock that the U-boat was seen to be proceeding in south-westerly direction at great speed.

    Appeared the 1st witness, Harald Johannessen ....

    The explosions occured at about 4 o'clock. 2 flames were seen rising up. These were nearer than the amidship flame and therefore assumed to have come from the poop. At about 5 o'clock the U-boat was seen to disappear at great speed.

    On arrival at Freetown on the Friday the captian applied to the Naval Authorities with request to send out a flying boat to search for the other lifeboats. An agreeable reply was given. The witness otherwise made statement in accordance with the produced declaration which was read out and approved by the withness who remarked that he had signed another copy of the declaration. In consequence of the loss of the ship the witness lost his own sextant, well kept, and of exceptional quality. In addition a portabel Royal typewriter which had been procured for ship's work. Further, some nautical - and radio - hand books.

    ...