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DENEB and Nortraship ?
Posted by: Trygve (IP Logged)
Date: September 04, 2003 02:09AM

I have just learned that Bergenskes old DENEB is included in a list over Nortraship vessels (DENEB is the former NORDSTJERNEN from 1882, se Siris list for more info).

This strike me as odd, given that this was a coastal steamer which (as far as I know) never left Norway during ww2, and that she was sunk in Harstad as early as 20.5.40.

She was on the other hand sunk by german planes when in the process of loading british airfuel in Harstad. This as a part of an allied operation.

I thought DENEB was just one of many norwegian coastal vessels which was mobilised to do various, local transportservice by the norwegian and allied forces when Germany attacked. This activity is typical of the time between the first attack on Norway and when Germany had full control over the whole country including Finnmark.

So, is there something on DENEB I dont know which is the reason for her being a Nortraship-vessel for a couple of weeks, is it simply a mistake in the list, or what?

Also Im very interested in knowing more on DENEBs movements between 9.4.40 and 20.5.40.


Subject Written By Posted
  DENEB and Nortraship ? Trygve 09/04/2003 02:09AM
  Re: DENEB and Nortraship ? Erling Skjold 09/04/2003 11:12AM
  Re: Who sank the DENEB? Erling Skjold 09/04/2003 11:21AM
  Re: Who sank the DENEB? Trygve 09/04/2003 12:25PM
  Re: Who sank the DENEB? Siri 09/04/2003 01:51PM
  Re: Who sank the DENEB? Magne 09/06/2003 12:56PM
  Re: Who sank the DENEB? Siri 09/07/2003 06:30AM
  Re: Who sank the DENEB? Magne 09/07/2003 09:16AM
  Re: Who sank the DENEB? Siri 09/07/2003 09:45AM
  Re: DENEB? Erling Skjold 09/07/2003 11:57AM
  Re: DENEB? Trygve 09/07/2003 01:11PM
  Re: DENEB? Anonymous User 04/16/2006 12:28PM
  Re: DENEB? Magne 09/08/2003 12:38PM

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