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D/S Nordal
Panamanian Flag

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Source: Bjørn Milde's postcard collection.

Manager: Johan Rasmussen & Co., Sandefjord
3845 gt.

Built by Fredriksstad mek. Verksted, Fredrikstad in 1939. (Owned by Viking Corp., Panama).
According to this external site, she was built for Tanker Corporation (Johan Rasmussen & Co A/S, Sandefjord), Panama. Launched June 17, delivered in Aug.-1939.

 Final Fate - 1942: 

Torpedoed by U-404 (von Bülow) on June 25-1942 and sunk 34 20 (30?)N 75 40W, all 32 survived. She was on a voyage from Calcutta and Bahia for Baltimore with a cargo of 6675 tons of manganese ore, burlap, gunny bales, hides, coffee, castorseeds etc. The American Manuela was torpedoed a few minutes later - ref. external link below.

For info, this is the U-boat that sank the Norwegian Moldanger 2 days later. U-404 was also responsible for the attacks on Marit II and Daghild - follow the links for more details.

Related extrnal links:
U-404 | Otto von Bülow

The attack on Manuela

Other ships owned by Johan Rasmussen & Co. - Here is the main page.

Back to Nordal on the "Ships starting with N" page.

Historical Collections of the Great Lakes (external link) has a lot of information and a nice picture of an early Norwegian Nordal, lost as Bergensgut in WW I. Type "Nordal" in the field for 'vessel', then on the page that comes up, click in the little box with the item number. The next page has technical details on the ship and a picture thumbnail. Typing 'Norway" in the search field for 'Registry' on the main search page will bring up other ships registered in Norway.

The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "The World's Merchant Fleets 1939", R.W. Jordan and info received from Jan-Olof, Sweden, found in "Lloyd's War Losses, Vol I, British, Allied and Neutral Merchant Vessels Sunk or Destroyed by War Causes", 1989 reprintt - see also my Sources/Books.


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