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.

1. juni 1941
Nær Aberdeen
Bombet, men kom seg inn til Aberdeen ved egen hjelp [av tyske fly]
Immingham - Loch Ewe
  • Extract from the deck log book of th M/S "Fernbank" on voyage from Immingham to Loch Ewe, May-June 1941

    29/5. At 1730 o'clock left Immingham. At 2145 o'clock anchored in the Humber River.

    30/5. At 0730 o'clock hove up and continued. At 1145 o'clock joined the convoy.

    31/5. At 0400 o'clock lost touch with the rest of the convoy on account of thick fog.

    1/6. At 0003 o'clock the vessel was attacked by 3 enemy aeroplanes, 2 of which came over the ship. They dropped at least 5 bombs, which fell close by the ship´s side, and fired at the vessel with machine guns. The vessel became leaky in consequence of the bomb explosions, especially in the No. 6 tank, where oil and water poured into the tunnel. The auxiliary machinery and the electric installation were put out of action and the main motor stopped. The forward tackle of the port lifeboat broke and the boat became hanging by the after tackle. The crew went into the starboard boats, rowed round the vessel and saved the port lifeboat, thereafter went on board again. We suceeded in getting an auxiliary motor going so that the tunnel was pumped out, and at 0305 o'clock continued to Aberdeen by own means. At 0630 o'clock two tugs came out, and at 0930 o'clock moored at buoys in the harbour.

    Aberdeen, the 1/6 1941.

    Ø. Nilssen, Chief Officer

    Joh. Nygaard, Master

    Extract from the engineers' log book concerning average to machinery on the 1st June 1941. On voyage from Immingham to Loch Ewe in ballast.

    The 1/6 1941.

    At 0:03 o'clock the vessel was attacked by enemy aeroplanes which dropped bombs exploding close by the ship's side. The main motor, the auxiliary machinery and the electric installation were put out of action and the main steam valve on the boiler burst and steam poured out into the engine room. Further, pipe lines and valves in the engine room and the tunnel were broken, so that the water and Diesel oil was sprayed on to the electric installation, the auxiliary machinery and the main motor.

    Started rivets and leakages were noticed in Nos. 3, 4., 5, 6 and No. 7 tanks.

    At 1:10 o'clock, the same day, the No. 1 auxiliary motor was started, at the same time the ballast pump was set going for pumping from the tunnel and the engine room. Further, the cooling water pump and lubricating oil pump put temporarily in order, also the most extenxsive leakages in pipe lines and valves tightened.

    The main motor made ready and departed from the place of the casualty at slow speed at 3:05 o'clock. Half speed at 3:08 o'clock. 3/4 speed at 3:15 o'clock.

    Various speeds and manouevres. Arrived at Aberdeen and finished with the engine at 9:30 o'clock.

    Aberdeen, the 3rd June 1941.

    Joh. Nygaard, Master

    Leif Mørch, Chief Engineer