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Owner: D/S A/S Nor
Built by Rosenberg Mekaniske Verksted, Stavanger, Norway in 1936.
Believed to have been torpedoed and sunk by U-55 (Heidel) on Jan. 19-1940, northwest of the Orkneys, when on a voyage from New York with general cargo for Rotterdam and Antwerp, having left New York on Jan. 9. All 18 on board died.
U-55 was sunk on Jan. 30 and Book 1 of "Handelsflåten i krig" by Atle Thowsen says that one of the survivors from the boat, Oberbootsmaat Friedrich Jacobi indicated that the U-boat had sunk 4 ships in the days leading up to her own sinking, the times and positions pointing to the Telnes having been sunk on Jan. 19 and the Norwegian Segovia in the morning of Jan. 21. The other 2 ships were the Swedish D/S Foxen and D/S Andalusia (see external links at the end of this page).
My Ship Forum has a thread about this ship, with several postings. One of them (by Jan-Olof, Sweden), gives some information from an article in the newspaper "Arbeiderbladet" dated Febr. 23-1940, which names the following casualties:
Captain Ingvald Thomassen, Bergen
Another posting (by Mark McShane) states:
*My ship Forum has a posting by the nephew of Finn William Dagsvik. There's also a posting by a relative(?) of Anfinn Hopland, who had served on this ship prior to her being sunk (Olaf Madsen is also mentioned). Anfinn Hopland later joined Haakon Hauan. Another posting is with regard to Magnus Voldsund.
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