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D/S Blaafjeld I
Manager: Harald Grieg Martens, Bergen
Built at Trondhjem mek. Verksted, Trondheim in 1918, 226.3' x 36.5' x 15.7' (source: this posting to my Ship Forum, which adds she had previously had the name Annemor).
Blaafjeld I, in ballast for Tyne, is listed as sailing in Convoy HN 16 from Norway to the U.K. at the beginning of March.-1940, returning to Norway later that month with Convoy ON 21, according to A. Hague - follow the links for more info, several Norwegian ships took part.
Lauritz Pettersen's "Hjemmeflåten - mellom venn og fiende" (The Home Fleet - Between Friend and Enemy, 1992) says this ship, along with Pan and Sekstant were near Salsbruket in Oppløygsfjord (Rørvik) loading wood pulp for England during the early days of war in Norway. Pan was done at the end of April but was ordered to wait for the others so that they could leave in the same convoy, probably in connection with the allied evacuation of Namsos. Because of this, there were quite a few British warships in the area. Sekstant and Blaafjeld I had finished loading the cargo on May 1, and moved into the fjord to await sailing orders; Pan was in Sildvik and Blaafjeld I and Sekstant in Urshalsvåg (near Kolvereid), closely watched by German aircraft. On May 4-1940, they attacked and Blaafjeld I and Sekstant became a total loss, while the wreck of Pan remained for 2 years, before she was raised and repaired. No casualties. Blaafjeld I's intended destination was Rochester.
She ended up in Nortraship's register, though she did not get out of Norway.
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