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.
Wednesday February 26th, 1941, at 7 a.m. the ship left Newport Mon., bound for St. John N.B. via Milford Haven, for joining convoy.
The ship was loaded with 2400 tons of China Clay and about 100 tons general cargo. At 2.05 p.m. when the ship was in position of about 4 miles off St. Goven lightvessel in bearing SE by E 1/2 E the ship was attacked by 2 enemy aircrafts which machinegunned the ship's decks and dropped high explosives or air torpedoes. The planes attacked 4 times, and the ship got 3 direct hits on the starboard side, where deck plates and several plates in the ship's side were blown out. The first hit was at NO. 2 hatch, the second in the engine room, and the last in NO. 3 hatch. At 2.20 p.m. the crew left the ship in 3 lifeboats, the fourth was blown away. The crew, 37 together, were saved. At 2.25 p.m. we saw the ship sink on about 27 fathoms depth, according to the chart. At 2.30 p.m. the crew was picked up by the English ship S.S. "PERMITA" which brought us to Cardiff, where we landed on February 27th at 10 a.m.
H. Smith-Hansen, 2nd Mate
Paul Herfjord, A.B.
Aksel Andersen, Master
Karsten Olsen, A.B.