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D/S Bordvik
Updated Febr. 3-2013

To Bordvik on the "Ships starting with B" page.

A picture is available on this external page (click in it to enlarge).

Owner: Skibs-A/S Lundegaard
Manager: Lundegaard & Sønner, Farsund
1624 gt

Built by Bergens Mekaniske Verksteder A/S, Bergen, Norway in 1920. Previous names: Hufterø until 1920, Dageid until 1929.
According to the external page that I've linked to above, she was delivered in Nov.-1920 as Dageid to A/S Ocean (John P. Pedersen & Søn), Kristiania. From 1925, A/S Ocean (John P. Pedersen & Søn), Oslo, then as Bordvik for Skibs A/S Lundegaard (Lundegaard & Sønner), Farsund from Jan.-1929.

Captain: Anton Vesthassel.

Her voyages are listed on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
Page 1 | Page 2


As will be seen when going to Page 1 above, Bordvik was on her way to Shanghai when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940. Her 1941 voyages also start on this document and continue on Page 2.

 Sunk - 1942: 

Sunk by explosives at Sourabaya on March 3-1942 prior to the Japanese invasion, to keep her from falling into Japanese hands. The crew was taken prisoners by the Japanese - my page Merchant Marine POW's has the names of her officers.

Bordvik was raised by the Japanese that same year and renamed Manryu Maru in 1943, in Japanese service. Torpedoed by the submarine USS Sunfish on April 16-1945, sunk 39 36N 142 05E, Yamado Harbor, Honshu.

Charles Hocking states that Bordvik was seized by the Japanese in Jan.-1942. (He gives the location for the attack by Sunfish as "off Kamaishi, Japan"). According to Page 2, she had arrived Sourabaya from Batavia on Jan. 16-1942.

Related external links:
USS Sunfish (SS 281) from DANFS - submarines (the sinking of Manryu Maru is mentioned).
Hyperwar - Go to 16 April, Mon. - Pacific. (The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II by Robert J. Cressman. He quotes the position 39 35N 142 06E for Manryu Maru's sinking).

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The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, "The World's Merchant Fleets 1939", R. W. Jordan, "Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam - including sailing ships and ships of war lost in Action 1824-1962" by Charles Hocking (1990 edition) - ref My sources.


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