Posted by: StadSchiedam
Date: February 08, 2009 06:23AM
I am looking for a Norwegian sailer named Sverre Aslaugberg.
On the 13th of September 1940 he boarded with another Norwegian sailer named Johan Norup, the Dutch vessel Stad Schiedam carrying a cargo of sulpher from Port Sulpher to Halifax. The Stad Schiedam had a crew of 32. After 5 days of very rough stormy weather and it was decided to lay into the huge waves. A few hours later 3 explosions were heard and the ship sunk within 5 minutes taking 20 men of the crew with her into the deep. There were 12 survivors, including Sverre Aslaugberg, who were saved 5 days later by the American ship "White Crest". Johan Norup perished with the other 19 men of the crew including my grandfather Jacob Marinus van der Velde
Can anyone tell me something about Mr. Aslaughberg after 16th September 1940?
Thanks in advance!