Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Robert Thompson & Sons Ltd, Bridge Dockyard, Sunderland|
|Owner||Jens Samuelsen, Farsund|
|Date of attack||2 Mar 1945||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-1302 (Wolfgang Herwartz)|
|Position||52° 04'N, 5° 42'W - Grid AM 9495|
|Complement||37 (0 dead and 37 survivors).|
|Route||Philadelphia - Halifax - Swansea - London|
|Cargo||1124 standards of lumber|
|History||Built as Ronalee 1922 renamed Maplewood 1929 renamed Novasli|
In the night on 17/18 Jan 1941, the Novasli was slightly damaged during an air attack on Swansea.
|Notes on event|
At 18.12 hours on 2 March 1945, U-1302 attacked the convoy SC-167 in the St. George´s Channel off Milford Haven and sank the King Edgar and Novasli. The U-boat could not report her attack, because she was lost five days later.
The Novasli (Master Leif Midthassel) in station #31 was abandoned after being torpedoed, only the master and four men stayed on board when she was taken in tow. But the ship could not be saved and had to be scuttled by an escort vessel with gunfire and depth charges. The survivors were picked up by the British A/S trawler HMS Helier II (FY 312).
|On board||We have details of 36 people who were on board.|
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