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. april 1942
Årsak
Torpedert [av italiensk ubåt]
Last
"2500 tons newsprint, paper rolls and pulp"
Reiserute
Halifax - Buenos Aires
Mannskapsliste
Komplett
Reddet
24
Fanget
0
Omkommet
7 [7]
Savnet
0
  • Referat

    Dato
    21. april 1942
    Sted
    Fortaleza
    Administrator
    J. Boris, norsk visekonsul

    ...

    The 2nd mate, Wilhelm Schinrud, appeared ...

    The evidence was read over and acknowledged, whereupon the 2nd Mate retired. ...

    ... first witness, the Chief Engineer, Otto Christophersen. Having heard the evidence of the 2nd Mate, which was translated to him by the interpreter, he declared that he agreed with same, but added that nothing was said about what happened in the engine room. He said that when the torpedo struck, all lights went out. Immediately afterwards, he made his way down to the engine room and stopped the engine, which was running at full speed. ...

    The second witness, the boatswain Arne Larsen appeared. Having heard the evidence of the 2nd Mate, which translated to him by the interpreter, he declared that he agreed with same and had nothing particular to add execept that he was among the crew that lowered the motor launch.

    The third witness A. B. Harry Pettersen appeared. Having heard the evidence of the 2nd Mate, which was translated to him by the interpreter he declared that he agreed with same and added that when the torpedo struck, he went to the port lifeboat but seeing that this boat could not possibly be lowered as the aft block was broken he went to the starboard lifeboat and waited for instructions from the bridge. He put on his lifebelt and not seeing anybody around and as machine gun bullets were seen striking the bridge, he tried to lower the lifeboat alone. However, the bow of the lifeboat hit the water first and on account of the way of the ship, the boat filled with water. Seeing this, he went to his cabin to get a knife and a pair of trousers. On returning, still seeing nobody around, he lowered himself into the lifeboat and cut loos and stayed in it the whole time.

    ...