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Manager: Paul Blich, Oslo
Built in Oslo in 1918.
Captain: Jacob Ludvig Johansen.
Her voyages are listed on this original document received from the National Archives of Norway.
Sailed from Karachi on Oct. 10-1940 for Bombay, with arrival Oct. 13. Left Bombay again on Oct. 15 for Cochin, but encountered a cyclone and sent out a distress call at 23:37 GMT giving position 18 30N 72 21E, saying they were sinking, hatch being forced in, and they were taking to the lifeboats. A naval vessel was sent out from Bombay at 01:30 on Oct. 16, another naval vessel on patrol was also ordered to the area. No trace of Marly or the lifeboats were found, and the naval vessels returned to Bombay on Oct 16 and Oct. 17 with considerable damages from the cyclone.
5 Norwegian officers and 41 Chinese crew had gone down. In addition to the captain, the officers were 1st Mate Kristen Adler Hellenes, 2nd Mate H. Andresen, 1st Engineer Nils Olsen and 2nd Engineer Ludvig Fjeld.
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The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, "Sjøforklaringer fra 2. verdenskrig", Vol. II, and misc. (ref. My sources).