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M/T Stigstad
Updated Dec. 22-2010

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Crew List has a picture of this ship (external link).

Owner: Skibs-A/S Solstad
Manager: A. F. Klaveness & Co. A/S, Oslo
5964 gt, 3471 net, 8590 tdwt.
Signal Letters: BMKD

Built by Kockums Mekaniska Verksteds A/B, Malmö Malmö, Sweden in 1927.

Captain: Odd Pettersen.

Related item on this website:
Guestbook message re Kevin McClory, one of Stigstad's survivors (see crew list below), who later went on to be involved with the movie "Around the World in 80 Days" as well as with the James Bond movies - see this external page.

Her voyages are listed on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4

Please compare the above voyages with Arnold Hague's Voyage Record below.

  Voyage Record
From Apr.-1940 to Febr.-1943:  

(Received from Don Kindell - His source: The late Arnold Hague's database).

Follow the convoy links provided for more information on each.

Errors may exist, and some voyages are missing.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1940 Apr. 23 New York City Halifax Apr. 25 Independent See also Page 1
Apr. 26 Halifax HX 38 A. Hague says:
Straggled May 1.
May 1 Straggled from HX 38 Liverpool May 11 Independent Missing movements, Page 1
May 20 Liverpool OB 151 For NYC.
Dispersed May 22.
Convoy available at OB 151
(external link)
May 22 Disp from OB 151 New York City June 3 Independent
June 6 New York City Philadelphia June 7 Independent
June 10 Philadelphia Halifax June 14 Independent
June 17 Halifax Liverpool July 1 HX 51 Missing movements, Page 1
July 11 Liverpool OB 182 For NYC.
Dispersed July 14.
Convoy available at OB 182
(external link)
July 14 Dispersed from OB 182 New York City July 24 Independent
? Aug. 2 Beaumont New York City Independent
Aug. 17 New York City Halifax Aug. 19 Independent
Sept. 1 Halifax Liverpool Sept. 25 HX 70 Reason for late arrival unknown.
Missing movements, Page 1
Oct. 15 Liverpool OB 229 Dispersed Oct. 18.
Convoy available at OB 229
(external link)
Oct. 18 Dispersed from OB 229 Galveston Nov. 7 Independent
Nov. 9 Houston Baytown Nov. 9 Independent
* Nov. 20 Baytown Beaumont Nov. 21 Independent A. Hague says:
Notional sailing date
* Nov. 24 Beaumont Halifax Nov. 28 Independent
*According to Page 1, she left Baytown Nov. 12, arrived Bermuda Nov. 21 (see also narrative below), left Bermuda Nov. 24, with arrival Halifax Nov. 28.
Nov. 29 Halifax Liverpool Dec. 14 HX 92 Missing movements, Page 1
1941 Jan. 14 Liverpool OB 274 Dispersed Jan. 19.
Convoy available at OB 274
(external link)
Jan. 17(?) Dispersed from OB 274 New York City Jan. 20* Independent *Page 1 gives arrival Jan. 30
Febr. 4 New York City Philadelphia Febr. 5 Independent
Febr. 8 Philadelphia Halifax Febr. 11 Independent
Febr. 19 Halifax Liverpool March 11 HX 110 Missing movements, Page 1
March 24 Liverpool OB 302 For NYC.
Dispersed March 30.
Convoy available at OB 302
(external link)
March 30 Dispersed from OB 302 New York City Apr. 10 Independent
May 10 New York City Halifax May 13 Independent
May 16 Halifax Liverpool June 1 HX 127 Missing movements, Page 2
June 11 Liverpool OB 334 For NYC.
Detached June 25.
Convoy available at OB 334
(external link)
June 25 Detached from OB 334 New York City June 28 Independent
July 4 New York City Halifax July 6 Independent
July 11 Halifax Liverpool July 28 HX 138 See also narrative below.
Missing movements, Page 2
Aug. 6 Liverpool ON 5 For NYC.
Dispersed 53 29N 37 35W, Aug. 14.
Aug. 14 Dispersed from ON 5 New York City Aug. 22 Independent
Aug. 31 New York City Halifax Sept. 3 Independent
Sept. 4 Halifax Liverpool Sept. 17 HX 148 Missing movements, Page 2
Sept. 25 Liverpool ON 20 For Galveston.
Dispersed Oct. 9.
Oct. 9 Dispersed from ON 20 Galveston Oct. 21 Independent
Nov. 4 Galveston Baytown Nov. 4 Independent
Nov. 6 Baytown Halifax Nov. 16 Independent
Nov. 21 Halifax Loch Ewe Dec. 6 HX 161
Dec. 7 Loch Ewe Methil Dec. 9 WN 215 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Dec. 10 Methil Southend Dec. 12 FS 669 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Dec. 25 Southend Methil Dec. 27 FN 588 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
Dec. 28 Methil Loch Ewe Dec. 30 EN 25 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
Dec. 31 Loch Ewe ON 52 Dispersed Jan. 11-1942.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
1942 Jan. 11 Dispersed from ON 52 New Orleans Jan. 28 Independent
Febr. 7 New Orleans Halifax Febr. 19 Independent
Febr. 25 Halifax Loch Ewe March 8 HX 177
March 8 Loch Ewe Methil March 10 WN 255 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Missing movements, Page 2
March 18 Methil Loch Ewe March 20 EN 60 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
March 23 Loch Ewe ON 79 For NYC.
Detached Apr. 3.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
Apr. 3 Detached from ON 79 New York City Apr. 7 Independent
Apr. 19 New York City Halifax Apr. 21 Independent
Apr. 26 Halifax Liverpool May 8 HX 187 Arrived Garston May 9
(Page 3 - Also, missing movements).
May 15 Liverpool Cape Cod Canal May 29 ON 95 For Baytown.
Convoy will be added.
See link above
May 29 Cape Cod Canal New York City May 30 Independent
May 31 New York City Hampton Roads Independent
June 4 Hampton Roads Key West June 9 KS 507 Convoy available at KS convoys
(external link)
June 9 Key West Baytown June 12 Independent Stop at Key West not mentioned, Page 3
June 14 Baytown New Orleans June 18 Independent
June 22 New Orleans Key West June 25 Independent
June 25 Key West Hampton Roads June 29 KN 113 Convoy available at KN convoys
(external link)
June 29 Hampton Roads New York City July 1 Independent
July 9 Cape Cod Bay Halifax July 11 BX 28 Convoy available at BX convoys
(external link)
July 19 Halifax Loch Ewe July 30 HX 199
July 31 Loch Ewe Methil Aug. 1 WN 316 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Aug. 3 Methil Southend Aug. 5 FS 872 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
See also Page 3
Aug. 9 Southend Methil Aug. 11 FN 782 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
Aug. 12 Methil Loch Ewe Aug. 14 EN 123 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
Aug. 21 Loch Ewe Cape Cod Canal Sept. 3 ON 123 For NYC.
Sept. 4 Cape Cod Canal New York City Sept. 5 Independent
Oct. 13 New York City Key West Oct. 20 NK 506 Convoy available at NK convoys
(external link)
Oct. 20 Key West Pilottown Oct. 22 KH 412 Key West to Pilottown.
Convoy available at KH convoys
(external link)
Again, see also Page 3
Oct. 30 Pilottown Key West Nov. 1 HK 114 Pilottown to Key West.
Convoy available at HK convoys
(external link)
Nov. 1 Key West New York City Nov. 7 KN 207 Convoy available at KN convoys
(external link)
Nov. 11 New York City Liverpool Nov. 26 HX 215 Missing movements, Page 4
Dec. 3 Liverpool New York City Dec. 23 ON 151 Via Belfast Lough
(Page 4).
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
1943 Jan. 4 New York City Liverpool Jan. 29 SC 116 See also narrative below.
Missing movements, Page 4
Convoy will be added.
See ships in SC convoys
Febr. 11 Liverpool ON 166 Sunk - See "Final Fate" below

 Misc. Convoy Voyages: 
For information on voyages made in between those mentioned here, please see the documents received from the National Archives of Norway and A. Hague's Voyage Record above. Follow the links provided for more convoy information; the Commodore's notes and/or narrative are also available for some of them and several Norwegian ships took part.

As will be seen when going to Page 1 of the archive documents, Stigstad got out of Norway on March 29-1940, shortly before the German invasion (Apr. 9), and arrived New York on Apr. 16, proceeding to Halifax a week later in order to join Convoy HX 38 on Apr. 26. Her destination is given as Manchester (according to A. Hague, she became a straggler from the convoy on May 1). With Alaska, Fana and Titanian, she subsequently joined Convoy OB 151, which departed Liverpool on May 19 and dispersed May 22, Stigstad arriving New York on June 3. Having made a voyage to Philadelphia and on to Halifax, she headed back to the U.K. on June 17 with Convoy HX 51, bound for Liverpool with a cargo of lub. oil, station 32, and in July she's listed, together with Brant County, Idefjord, Ila, Mexico and Nova, in Convoy OB 182, again bound for New York. This convoy left Liverpool on July 11 and dispersed on the 14th, Stigstad arriving her destination on July 24.

On Sept. 1-1940 we find her in station 72 of Convoy HX 70 from Halifax. This convoy arrived Liverpool on Sept. 16 (Hird was sunk; follow the link for details); as can be seen when going back to Page 1, Stigstad did not arrive Liverpool until Sept. 25. Her final destination was Manchester, where she arrived Oct. 1, later joining Convoy OB 229, departing Liverpool Oct. 15, dispersed Oct. 18. No destination is given for Stigstad (ref. link provided in Voyage Record - Cubano and Polartank are also named), but according to the archive document, she arrived Galveston on Nov. 7. She later headed to Bermuda and was scheduled for the Bermuda portion of Convoy HX 91 on Nov. 23, but instead proceeded to Halifax, joining the next convoy from there on Nov. 29, HX 92, lub. oil for Birkenhead, station 71. Via Liverpool, Stigstad arrived Manchester on Dec. 19. A report on the passage is also available for this convoy (several ships were sunk).

At the beginning of the new year she shows up, together with Ferncourt, Harpefjell, Leiv Eiriksson, Sommerstad and Torfinn Jarl, in Convoy OB 274, departing Liverpool on Jan. 14-1941, dispersed Jan. 19. Again, no destination is given for Stigstad (link in table above), but from the archive document, we learn that she arrived New York on Jan. 30. According to Arnold Hague, she returned to the U.K. in Convoy HX 110, which left Halifax on Febr. 19 and arrived Liverpool March 11. As will be seen when following the link to my page about this convoy, she's not mentioned there, but only the Bermuda portion is currently available; will be updated with A. Hague's listing for HX 110,which can be found at ships in all HX convoys (Brasil, Cetus, Charles Racine, Drammensfjord, Ferncourt, Leiv Eiriksson, Skiensfjord and Torvanger are included, some of which joined from Bermuda). From Liverpool, Stigstad again proceeded to Manchester, with arrival March 18 (Page 1), and about a week later she's listed as bound for New York in Convoy OB 302, leaving Liverpool on March 24, dispersed March 30, Stigstad arriving her destination on Apr. 10. Alaska, Solstad, Polartank, Torvanger (Commodore Vessel) and Vivi are also listed - again, ref. link in Voyage Record.

Having remained in New York for a month, Stigstad continued to Halifax in order to join Convoy HX 127 on May 16, bound for Liverpool in station 93. In June we find her, along with Bur, Chr. Th. Boe, Morgenen, Nova, Petter, President de Vogue and Vardefjell, in Convoy OB 334, leaving Liverpool on June 11, arriving Halifax on June 25. Stigstad, however, was again bound for New York, where she arrived on June 28. She was scheduled to return with Convoy HX 137 from Halifax on July 6, but instead joined the next convoy on July 11, HX 138, bound for Manchester - her voyages in this period are shown on Page 2. The following month we find her in the westbound North Atlantic Convoy ON 5, which left Liverpool on Aug. 6 and dispersed on the 14th, Stigstad arriving New York Aug. 22. She later went back to the U.K. in Sept.-1941 with Convoy HX 148, along with the Norwegian Ørnefjell (station 55), James Hawson (83), Grey County (93), Herbrand (52), Idefjord (35), Egda (54), Vivi (76) and Mirlo (23), as well as the Panamanian Norvinn (Norwegian managers and, therefore, listed on this website, station 53, between Herbrand and Egda). A. Hague has also included Gefion in this convoy. Some of these ships, including Stigstad, subsequently headed back to the U.S. with Convoy ON 20 on Sept. 25. Stigstad arrived Galveston on Oct. 21, the convoy having been dispersed on Oct. 9.

In Nov.-1941 she sailed in Convoy HX 161 from Halifax, together with the Norwegian Solfonn, Havprins, Havkong, Vav, Nueva Andalucia, Fernwood, Taborfjell, Athos, Brasil, Morgenen, Thorshøvdi and Torfinn Jarl. 1941 was rounded off by going in the other direction with Convoy ON 52*, which originated in Liverpool on Dec. 31 and dispersed Jan. 11-1942. Her destination is not given, but according to the archive document, she arrived New Orleans on Jan. 28-1942, having started out from Loch Ewe on Dec. 31. She had again been in the company of several other Norwegian ships, namely Bello, Brasil, Kaia Knudsen, Katy, Morgenen, Mosli, Nyholt, Solsten, Thorshøvdi, Tungsha and Vanja. The Norwegian corvettes Montbretia and Rose are named aong the escorts - see ON convoy escorts.

Stigstad is also named among the ships leaving Halifax in Convoy HX 177 on Febr. 25-1942 (see also Page 2), then in March she's listed as bound for New York in Convoy ON 79*. Brant County, Grey County, Hallanger, James Hawson, Meline, Norefjord, Noreg and Trondheim are also named in this convoy, which originated in Liverpool March 23 and arrived Halifax Apr. 7. Stigstad arrived New York on Apr. 7, having sailed from Loch Ewe on March 23; A. Hague says she had been detached on Apr. 3. She subsequently headed back to the U.K. on Apr. 26 with Convoy HX 187, and arrived Garston on May 9, Manchester the next day - see Page 3. With Abraham Lincoln, Daghild, Fernwood, Hardanger, Helgøy, Morgenen, N.T. Nielsen Alonso, Norbryn, Solstad and Trondheim, she now joined the westbound Convoy ON 95* in order to sail to Baytown. This convoy left Liverpool on May 15; Stigstad arrived New York on May 30, Baytown on June 12. In July she's listed in Convoy HX 199 from Halifax, and the following month we find her in station 43 of the westbound Convoy ON 123, which left Liverpool for the U.S. on Aug. 21. Stigstad sailed from Loch Ewe that day, and arrived New York on Sept. 5, remaining there for several weeks. Subsequent voyages are listed on the archive document mentioned above - convoy information can be found in the Voyage Record.

She went back to the U.K. again in Convoy HX 215, which departed New York on Nov. 11-1942 and arrived Liverpool on the 25th. Her last Trans-Atlantic voyage that year was made with Convoy ON 151*, which left Liverpool on Dec. 3 and arrived New York Dec. 23 and also included Atlantic, Brasil, Brimanger, Gefion, Geisha (Commodore Vessel), Kaia Knudsen, Molda, Skandinavia and Thorshov. Stigstad may have been scheduled to go back to the U.K. with Convoy HX 221 on Dec. 29 that year, but did not sail; the name is very difficult to decipher, and I'm not entirely sure this was Stigstad. Arnold Hague instead has her in the slow Convoy SC 116*, which departed New York on Jan. 4-1943 and arrived Liverpool on the 29th (see also Page 4). He has also included Bencas (to St. John's only), Carmelfjell (to St. John's), Chr. Th. Boe, Fernbank, Gezina, Herma (to St. John's) and Orwell, while Acanthus and Eglantine are named among the escorts - see SC convoy escorts.

* The ON convoys will be added to individual pages in my Convoys section in due course, with more details on each. In the meantime, the ships sailing in them (and escorts) are named in the section listing ships in all ON convoys. Note also that the HX series and the SC series will be updated and completed (including the already existing convoys - some have already been updated), but for now, see ships in all HX convoys and ships in all SC convoys.

More information on the other Norwegian ships named here can be found via the alphabet index at the bottom of this page, or go to the Master Ship Index.

 Final Fate - 1943: 

As mentioned, Stigstad had arrived the U.K. from New York with the slow Convoy SC 116 in Jan.-1943. On Febr. 11, she departed Liverpool in Convoy ON 166, in order to return to New York in ballast (she had previously left Manchester on Febr. 8). In a heavy storm she fell further and further behind until she lost sight of the convoy altogether (according to the Commodore's notes, she dropped out during the night of Febr. 21 in approx. 51 10N 27 55W), and was sailing alone when she was torpedoed on Febr. 21, first by U-332 (Hüttemann), and a few minutes later by U-603 (Bertelsmann), 49 26N 29 08W. Time given on Page 4 of the archive documents is 15:05.

According to a report presented at the subsequent maritime hearings, the ship was hit by 3 torpedoes, all on the starboard side. The steward had seen the first one coming at about 15:00* and ran up to the bridge to notify the officer on watch, 2nd Mate Alvenes, but the torpedo exploded near tank No. 16 before evasive maneuvers could be made. The 4" gun aft was immediately manned. About 2 minutes later a 2nd torpedo struck below midships then a 3rd exploded in the engine room.

* J. Rohwer gives German time as 16:59 for the first attack, and 17:05 for the second, adding in a footnote "The Stigstad was hit by one torpedo from U 332 and then by two from U 603, and sank in 15 min." Rohwer does not list Stigstad as a straggler from this convoy.

Both starboard boats had been destroyed by the explosion, and due to the heavy starboard list it was impossible to get the aft port boat launched, but the forward port boat was successfully lowered before Stigstad sank in 4-5 minutes and the 2 aft rafts also floated free. 34 had survived, some of whom had jumped overboard and were picked up by the lifeboat. 3 were found floating on their lifevests face down in the water, all were dead. The U-boat came up and asked the usual questions about the ship and cargo etc., then left, only to come back half an hour later to hand them several cans of bread, 12 tins of Norwegian herring in tomatoes, 7 tins of blood pudding, 12-15 lbs of prunes and 7 lbs of Danish butter, before it took off.

After having taken on board the 14 men as well as supplies from the rafts the survivors set sail for Ireland (about 700 miles away), taking care of the injured the best they could in the overcrowded lifeboat. 2 weeks later, on March 7, when about 60 miles northwest of Valentia Island, Ireland (position 52 30N 12 08W) they were located by the British trawler Thomas Boot (from the Welsh port Milford Haven, skipper A. Howie), which interrupted its fishing and landed them at Valentia the next day. Keeping in mind that this was in the middle of winter, it's hard to even imagine what those 2 weeks must have been like. Captain Pettersen says the men on the trawler gave them their own beds, and the steward stayed up all night to cook and bake for them.

On arrival Valentia they were met by representatives from Red Cross and The Shipwrecked Mariners' Society. 6 were admitted to a hospital, while the rest were distributed in various hotels. On March 16, 16 travelled to Liverpool, another 11 were able to leave on the 19th and the remaining 7 on the 23rd. The hearings were held in Liverpool on Apr. 7-1943 with the 2nd mate, the 1st engineer, the 3rd engineer, the steward, Able Seaman Edland (helmsman), and Able Seaman Taraldsen (gun duty) appearing.

Worth mentioning (found in "Handelsflåten i krig", book 4 by Guri Hjeltnes. She lists her source as an Interview with 2nd Mate Peder Alvenes, Nov. 1987 by Harris Gregersen, Rohwer 1983):
Peder Alvenes
says they were very sceptical when the U-boat came up, thinking at first that Hüttemann was up to no good, but instead he asked them in English if they had any food in the lifeboat. When the reply was negative he said he would go over to the other U-boat that had also attacked their ship, and might come back with supplies for them. Alvenes says, "but you know, we didn't trust him. While we were waiting we picked up all those who were still in the water, the rest were on a raft". But after 30 minutes Hüttemann returned with a box on deck. He helped get the food transferred to the lifeboat himself, then said, "I hope you keep going", then took off. (2 of the survivors, Einar Abrahamsen and Arne Mathisen, were reunited 44 years later).

Other Norwegian ships sunk from Convoy ON 166 were M/S Ingria, N. T. Nielsen-Alonso and M/T Glittre (the latter also by U-603). Follow the links for more details (Molda, Skandinavia, Tai Shan, Tropic Star and Brasil are also listed in this convoy). My page about ON 166 has further info, including the names of other ships sunk. See also the external links below.

For info, U-332 was sunk with all hands just a couple of months later (see link at the end of this page). U-603 was also responsible for the attacks on Elin K and Brand later that year (the U-boat was sunk with all hands in March-1944).

Crew List:

Odd Pettersen
1st Mate
Thv. Torgersen
2nd Mate
Peder Alvenes
3rd Mate
John P. Pettersen
Radio Operator
Kevin McClory*
Einar Abrahamsen
Asbjørn Thunes
Able Seaman
Edvard Sørensen
Able Seaman
Håkon Kristoffersen
Able Seaman
Torgeir Berge Edland
Able Seaman
Trygve Hassel
Able Seaman
Olav Taraldsen
Able Seaman
Walter R. Osmundsen
Able Seaman
Georg Hollaseter
Able Seaman
Anfinn Jacobsen
Able Seaman
Arne Mathisen
Ordinary Seaman
Håkon Trovåg
1st Engineer
Arnt Olaves Jensen*
3rd Engineer
William Eilert Engvoldsen*
Paul Mosberg
Sigurd Opdahl
John M. Hansen
Audun Sunde
Josef Iversen
Pump Man
Karl M. Hansen
Charles Codham
Anton Antonsen
Galley Boy
Joseph Rooney
Mess Boy
Thomas J. Oates**
Mess Boy
Alexander McLacklan
Mess Boy
Donald McGarve
Saloon Boy
Peter Gowing
Guttorm Thorsen
Bertin Nilsen

2nd Engineer
Ernst Wroldsen

Erling Eriksen

Otto Bentsen

* Kevin McClory later went on to be involved with the James Bond movies, among others - see this Guestbook message, as well as the interview on this external page, which says (with regard to the sinking of Stigstad) "he and fellow crewmembers scrambled into the Captain's dingy. Armed with a single nail, McClory engraved a message on the sole of his boot which had burst with the pressure of his swollen, frost-bitten feet. The party was picked up 15 days later off the coast of Kerry in Ireland. They had drifted 730 miles, and during the ordeal eight men died. They were starving when found, the crew of the Welsh trawler that rescued them were shocked by what they saw. The men were emaciated, covered in boils and pustules, and their mouths were black. The captain had not taken his hand off the tiller for 15 days, so the tiller had to be sawn from the boat as they lifted him out. Kevin was suffering from severe shock and exposure and spent nine months in the hospital, having completely lost his speech. He was left with a stammer and with a new reverence for life. Undaunted, and rising to the challenge of overcoming the residuals of fear, he left the hospital to return to the sea he loved serving in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific theaters of war". The interview now gives information on his movie carreer.

* The 1st engineer had also survived the loss of Pleasantville. The name William Engvoldsen also appears in the crew lists for Siljestad and Heina - same person? If it is, he was torpedoed twice the previous year - follow the links for more details.

** I have received an E-mail from Lee Oates, Australia, whose father-in-law was Mess Boy Thomas J. Oates (now deceased), saying the following:
"You may be interested in a medical certificate issued to Thomas Oates after his rescue and recovery in Valentia. I cannot read the signature of the Doctor (possibly Driscoll) but the certificate is on letterhead which says: Coombe Hill, Valentia, Co. Kerry.Telephone Valentia 16.: This is to certify that Thomas Oates, Mess Boy off M.T. "Stigstad" was landed at Valentia on 8/3/43 suffering from shock, debility, constipation and swollen feet after two weeks in life boat. He was detained for treatment and discharged convalescent on 16/3/43 fit to travel to Dublin."

Related external links:
Stavern Memorial commemorations - The Norwegian casualties are commemorated at the Memorial for Seamen in Stavern, Norway.

Hyperwar - Linked directly to Robert Cressman's book entries for 1943 - scroll down to Febr. 20, 21, 22 and 23 for details on the attack on ON 166.

ON 166, 21 - 26 Feb 1943

Operations Information for U-332

Operations information for U-603

U-332 | U-603

Back to Stigstad on the "Ships starting with S" page.

A. F. Klaveness & Co. A/S, Oslo also had a Stigstad post war, delivered in Jan.-1961, 13 074 gt. Later names: Ronabay from 1963 for Einar Saanum, Mandal, Panamanian Lugano from 1973, An Foo 1975, Fu Kang 1976, Julius Helm 1979, Yannis K 1980, sold for breaking up in 1982, having had an engine room fire the previous year when en route to Boston from Rotterdam.

The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, "Sjøforklaringer fra 2. verdenskrig", Volume II (Norwegian Maritime Museum), and misc. as named within the narrative (ref. My sources).


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