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
11. februar 1942
Posisjon
Atlanterhavet, N. 56 09' W. 31 09'
Årsak
Torpedert [av tyske ubåter]
Last
Stykkgods
Reiserute
New York - Liverpool
Mannskapsliste
Komplett
Reddet
29
Fanget
0
Omkommet
0 [0]
Savnet
0
  • Referat

    Dato
    21. februar 1942
    Sted
    Glasgow
    Administrator
    Konsul L. Offerdahl

    ...

    Appeared the vessel's master, Alfred Herman Årdahl, and produced a report prepared by him with reference to the war loss ...

    The captain referred to the report and added that the vessel had a crew of 30 men - 2 in excess of the manning scale. All were saved. The vessel was in completely seaworthy condition with lifeboats and lifesaving equipment according to regulations. The voyage passed without any occurrences until th 10th February in the evening. No U-boats or aeroplanes had been seen during the voyage, whilst no warnings had been received from the escorting corvettes either. Then secret convoy instructions, which were lying in the chart-room, also went down with the ship. All lights on board were screened at the moment of the torpedoing. The captain, himself, was then on the bridge together with the 3rd officer, the look-out man and the helmsman. They also had an English gunner on board, but there was no opportunity of using the guns. The captain did not himself see that "Heina" sunk as he was taken on board the corvette in an unconscious condition and was being aattended to by a doctor. The "Heina" sank probably about an hour after the torpedoing.

    ...

    The 1st witness (Hans Hansen, 3rd officer) was acquainted with the contents of the report, to which he referred as his evidence, and added that he was on watch on the bridge at the moment of the torpedoing. He had come on duty at 20 o'clock and during that time he had not seen either U-boats or aeroplanes. The witness did not himself see that the "Heina" sank as, at that time, he was down below in the corvette.

    ...

    The wnd witness (Arvid Christiansen, chief engineer) stated that he was in the engine room when the torpedoing occurred. The engine had all the time been working quite normally and all orders from the bridge were promptly carried out. When the the torpedo came no direct damage was done to the engine which continued to work. The witness at once ran up on deck where he was told by the chief officer to go down and stop the engine and this he did.

    ...