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D/S Sydfold

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Source: Sverre Johansen's postcard collection. also has a picture (external link).
See also this external page.

Manager: John K. Haaland & Co. A/S, Haugesund
2434 gt

Delivered in Apr.-1918 from Machf. & Sheebswerf v P. Smit jr., Rotterdam as Sydfold to Martin Clausen, Haugesund. 2434 gt, 1430 net, 3950 tdwt, 287.1' x 45.2' x 20.6', Triple exp. (by yard). Transferred to D/S A/S Fold in May-1920, management of this company and the ship transferred to John K. Haaland, Haugesund in Febr.-1929, Trygve Eriksen (John K. Haaland & Co.) from 1934.

Related item on this website:
A Forum message from someone whose great grandfather served on Sydfold at some point (Bjarne Martin Høgenæs). He also served on Heimgar.

Captain: Gunnar Egge (later joined Anna Sofie).

 Final Fate - 1940 (Norway still neutral): 

Torpedoed on Jan. 22-1940 by U-61 (Oesten) and sunk 58 40N 00 30W when on a voyage from Kristiansand to Newcastle in ballast. 5 died, 19 survived. The Norwegian website that I've linked to below (Stavern Memorial) states that the survivors were picked up by the Haugesund ship Rona, which reported to have seen the lights from a U-boat. Date is given as Jan. 21 here, and the site adds that a fire erupted in the after part of the ship where 4 men were presumed killed immediately.

The following are commemorated at the Memorial for Seamen in Stavern, Norway (but I'm not sure if they all died in the above incident):
Stoker Arthur Nikolai Andersen, Stoker Rudolf Hovland Gihl, Ordinary Seaman Arne Martinsen, Stoker Ole Stenberg, and Stoker Hans Tveitastøl.

For info, U-61 was also responsible for the attack on Sangstad the following month.

Related external links:
Stavern Memorial commemorations

U-61 | Jürgen Oesten

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The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, "Våre gamle skip", Leif M. Bjørkelund & E. H. Kongshavn, and misc. (ref. My sources).


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