Re: D/S Telnes
Posted by: Mark McShane
Date: October 12, 2007 11:41AM
I have something to add to the story of the TELNES.In doing some research I came across a small story from an Irish newspaper called the Cork Examiner. The story is dated16th April 1940. The story reports that a large amount of wreckage was washed ashore on the coast of Donegal. The articles inclued mineral water barrels, all empty but one, motor tubes made in the USA, tins of coffee, electric bulbs, two rafts, on one of which was the following inscription "20 Personen, Telnes, Bergen".
Now I think this is very interesting, I don't think there has been anything reported that was found from the Telnes apart from this. The liferafts and the water barrels is also a very interesting story, espeically as the water barrels were empty, except one. Did some of the crew survie the sinking and spend some time in the liferaft? We'll probablly never know. I intend to research the archives of the local papers of the region, they may have some more info on the articles recovered, if anything further is found I'll let you all know.
The newspaper article is with me if anyone is interested.