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Manager: K. Sandaas, Kragerø
Built by P.Ph. Stuhrs Maskin & Skibsbyggeri, Aalborg in 1919.
Captain: Knut Jensen.
Requisitioned by the Norwegian authorities in the fall of 1939 and was on a voyage from Trapani (Jan. 26) with a cargo of salt for Bergen via Gibraltar, departing Gibraltar on Febr. 5-1940 and was never heard from again. Believed to have been torpedoed and sunk on Febr. 10-1940 by U-37 (Hartmann), 51 21N 11 32W.
Crew List - No survivors:
Info from the Norwegian magazine "Krigsseileren", Issue No. 1 for 1973, which says Silja had a complement of 15.
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