Re: Rutenfjell / Sainte Brigitte
Posted by: Wrecktec Ron
Date: October 28, 2007 06:54AM
RUTENFJELL, 1,334-tons built and completed as a cargo vessel as Yard No.324 in November 1935 by Nylands Verksted, Oslo; launched as RUTENFJELL on 3 October 1935 for A/S Rudolf (Olsen & Ugelstad), Oslo.
Detained at Dakar from 22 June 1940, subsequently seized
1940 renamed SAINTE BRIGITTE by French Govenment with Cie. Delmas-Vieljeux the managers.
Recovered at Dakar 1943, returned to service 22.2.43
1943 renamed RUTENFJELL by same owners and registered in Norway
1949 registered owners were Skips A/S Varp (W. Tynęs), Oslo
1950 renamed POLYRIVER by new owner Kristiansands Tankrederi A/S (Einar Rasmussen), Kristiansand
1959 renamed MUSKEGON by new owner Moa Navigation Corp., Monrovia [Time & Freight Chartering Corp., New York] Liberia
1960 renamed IQUITOS by new owners Naviera Maritima Fluvial, S.A., Callao
Abandoned on fire on 28 November 1961, 315 miles off the Mexican Coast, in position 11.48N-97.16W, while on voyage from Callao to Acapulco, with fish meal, found drifting, sunk by U. S. Navy destroyer, 9 April 1962, 100 miles SE of Christmas Island