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.
Captain Olaus Eliassen appeared ... The complement consisted of 34 men. The m/t "James Stove" departed from Singapore on or about 29th of May 1940 with a cargo of aviation spirit. On her departure the ship was in every respect in a wholly seaworthy condition.
The Captain produced an extract from the log book of the "James Stove" - written in Bombay, the 22nd January 1941 from memory concerning the events that had occurred during the voyage ...
The Master referred to the contents of the extracts of the Log book - and has no further comment to make.
Consul: Did you request the Norwegian Consul at Aden to hold a Maritime Declaration?
Consul: Why was the M.D. then not held?
Answer: The Consul refused. I had written in the Log Books a record of the events and the Log Books were delivered to the Consul at Aden.
Consul: Did the Consul stamp his seal in the Log Books?
Consul: Did you get a receipt for your Log Books?
Consul: Did you forward to Nortraship an extract of the Log Books from Aden?
First Witness, the Chief Engingeer, Bjarne Lilleboe:
Consul: Did you see the vessel sink?
Answer: No - the whole sea was one mass of flames and smoke.
The second witnesss, the Chief Officer ... appeared and said he had nothing further to add to the M.D. signed by him and also written by him.
Captain Frette: Did you save the ships Log-books?
Consul: Was eny kind of enquiry held in Aden?
The Third Witness, 4th Engineer, Anders Bergquist ... appeared and stated that he had nothing to add to the extract of the log book ...
The Fourth Witness, Sverre Jensen ... appeared and stated that he was quartermaster from 6-7 on the 16th June. He refers to the extracts signed by him and had nothing further to add ...