|Site Map | Search Warsailors.com |Merchant Fleet Main Page | Warsailors.com Home|
To Strindheim on the "Ships starting with S" page.
Manager: Bjarne Isaksen, Trondheim
Built in 1923 by Gebr. E & M. Coops, Hoogezand as Arbeit for Seeschiffahrts AG, Danzig. Sold in 1925 to Cie Nantaise de Navigation à Vapeur (Services des Messageries de l'Ouest), Nantes, renamed Guermor. Sold in 1938 to Strindheims Rederi A/S (Bj. Isaksen), Trondheim and renamed Strindheim. 3 cyl. Triple expansion steam engine. (Info from this thread on my Ship Forum).
Struck a German mine and sank on Dec. 15-1939, 5 miles northeast of the Tyne north pier, voyage Murvik-Hull with a cargo of ferromanganese (Ron Young).
I found the following on this page in the 1939 section of a war time diary for the northeast of England (external site by Roy Ripley and Brian Pears):
According to the Memorial for Seamen in Stavern, Norway, she had 13 on board, 9 of whom died, while the rest were picked up and taken to port by Finse (my previous information for Finse is that she rescued 2 men from Strindheim).
The following 9 are commemorated at the Memorial for Seamen in Stavern, Norway (link below):
Related external link:
Back to Strindheim on the "Ships starting with S" page.
Norway also had a Strindheim post war. This ship sailed as Fido during the war.