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Manager: Gørrisen & Co. A/S, Oslo
Built by International Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Danzig in 1929.
Captain: Hagbart Karlsen
As will be seen when going to Page 1 above, Nordvangen was in New Orleans when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940.
Left Paramaribo on Febr. 18-1942 with a cargo of bauxite for New Orleans via Trinidad, and was expected at Trinidad on the 21st. On March 6 it was reported that parts of a lifeboat marked Nordvangen and deck house scantlings from the ship had been washed ashore in Trinidad.
She had been torpedoed and sunk by U-129 (Clausen) on Febr.20, 10 50N 60 54W. Rohwer adds that wreckage from Nordvangen was found in this position.
Crew List - No survivors:
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The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, "Sjøforklaringer fra 2. verdenskrig", Norwegian Maritime Museum, Volume II, and misc. (ref. My sources).