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Owner: Skibs-A/S Lundegaard
Built by Bergens Mekaniske Verksteder A/S, Bergen, Norway in 1920. Previous names: Hufterø until 1920, Dageid until 1929.
Captain: Anton Vesthassel.
As will be seen when going to Page 1 above, Bordvik was on her way to Shanghai when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940. Her 1941 voyages also start on this document and continue on Page 2.
Sunk by explosives at Sourabaya on March 3-1942 prior to the Japanese invasion, to keep her from falling into Japanese hands. The crew was taken prisoners by the Japanese - my page Merchant Marine POW's has the names of her officers.
Bordvik was raised by the Japanese that same year and renamed Manryu Maru in 1943, in Japanese service. Torpedoed by the submarine USS Sunfish on April 16-1945, sunk 39 36N 142 05E, Yamado Harbor, Honshu.
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Back to Bordvik on the "Ships starting with B" page.
The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, "The World's Merchant Fleets 1939", R. W. Jordan, "Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam - including sailing ships and ships of war lost in Action 1824-1962" by Charles Hocking (1990 edition) - ref My sources.