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D/S Hai Tung
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Manager: Wallem & Co. A/S, Bergen
Built in Rostock in 1904. Previous names: Albert Clement, Roa until 1936, Mai until 1938. According to this external page, she was delivered in March-1904 as Albert Clement to Otto Ielck, Rostock, Germany. Taken by The British Admirality in 1916 (Everett & Newbigin), Newcastle, no name change. From 1922, John Kelly Ltd., Belfast. 1923, A/S D/S Roa (Eriksen & Andersen), Bergen, renamed Roa. 1932, Rasmus F. Olsen, Bergen, same name. 1933, A/S D/S Mai (August Kjerland), Bergen, renamed Mai. June-1937, D/S A/S Ask (August Kjerland & Co), Bergen. Nov.-1938, Wallem & Co. A/S, Bergen, renamed Hai Tung.
Disappeared without a trace with 5 (6?) Norwegian officers and 44 Chinese crew, en route from Bangkok with a cargo of rice and general for Singapore, where she was expected on Dec. 9-1941. Assumed sunk on Dec. 7* by a Japanese submarine off Khota Bharu, the southernmost planned landing point of the Japanese invaders, who likely had no interest in being seen and reported on by shipping in the area and therefore kept a close lookout for Singapore bound ships to make sure they wouldn't get past. In this critical phase of the operations there was probably no time to spare for (or interest in) taking prisoners.
In addition to Captain Jensen, the following are commemorated at the Memorial for Seamen in Stavern, Norway:
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The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland - and misc.