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Owner: A/S Inger
Built by Union Shipbuilding Co., Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. in 1920. Previous name John R. Gibbons until 1924.
Captain: Olaf Ellingsen.
Her voyages are listed on this original document received from the National Archives of Norway.
Please compare the above voyages with Arnold Hague's Voyage Record below.
(Received from Don Kindell - His source: The late Arnold Hague's database).
Follow the convoy links provided for more information on each.
In Nov.-1941, she can be found in the westbound North Atlantic Convoy ON 31, joining the convoy off Iceland on Nov. 4, arriving Bermuda on Nov. 20, proceeding to New Orleans that same day, with arrival Nov. 28 - further 1941 voyages are shown on the archive document and A. Hague's record above (it'll be noticed that she remained in New Orleans for almost a month).
With a cargo of sulphur for Glasgow, she was scheduled for Convoy SC 65 from Halifax on Jan. 17-1942, but as can be seen when going back to the archive document, she did not arrive Halifax until Jan. 21, so instead joined Convoy SC 66, which left on Jan. 23 and arrived Liverpool on Febr. 9; Ingerto stopped at Clyde, Febr. 8. According to the archive document, she was bound for Manchester.
According to the first external website that I've linked to at the end of this page, Ingerto was scheduled for station 111 of Convoy OS 20 on Febr. 22-1942 (from which Charles Racine was sunk - follow the link for more info), but did not sail. This sealed her fate, because instead she departed Clyde in ballast for Mobile on Febr. 26, joining the westbound North Atlantic Convoy ON 70, which originated in Liverpool on Febr. 25. This convoy will be added to an individual page in my Convoys section; in the meantime, the ships sailing in it are named in the section listing ships in all ON convoys. The Norwegian Benwood and Brimanger are also listed. Ingerto is said to have left the convoy in position 44 30N 49 30W on March 11 and was last seen on the 12th, never to be heard from again. The assumption was that she was torpedoed on the 18th, but German records indicate she was torpedoed by U-578 (Rehwinkel) around noon on the March 12 in approximate position 41N 51W* (according to "Nortraships flåte").
For info, U-578 was also responsible for the attack on Berganger later that year - follow the link for details.
Crew List - No Survivors:
Stavern Memorial commemorations - At first glance 24 Norwegians appear to be commemorated at this memorial for seamen in Stavern, Norway, but Hjalmar Karlsen is listed twice. In addition to those named above there's an Able Seaman/Gunner Oluf Knudsen; he may have died at an earlier date.
Back to Ingerto on the "Ships starting with I" page.
The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, "Sjøforklaringer fra 2. verdenskrig", Volume I (Norwegian Maritime Museum), and misc. (ref. My sources).