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Built in Sunderland in 1904. Previous names: Nord until 1932, Hai Shang until 1937.
Nord was on a voyage from Calcutta to Rangoon with a cargo of 2500 tons of coal when she was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-66 on Jan. 21-1942 and sunk 15 28N 94 36E, no casualties.
Charles Hocking simply gives the position as "Preparis North Channel" and adds that a few survivors were reported to have landed in Burma. J. Rohwer lists the submarine I-166 (Yoshitome). In a footnote he explains that the Japanese fleet submarines 1-53 to 1-75 were renumbered in May of 1942 and became I-153 to I-175. To avoid confusion with the war built submarines he refers to those boats using their later numbers; in other words I-66 and I-166 is one and the same boat.
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Norway had previosuly had a ship named Nord, see Arcturus in the Homefleet.
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