Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

Nidarnes under her former name Santa Isabel

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,647 tons
Completed1920 - Toledo Shipbuilding Co, Toledo OH 
OwnerA/S Krogstads Shipping Agencies Ltd, Oslo 
Date of attack4 Jun 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-158 (Erwin Rostin)
Position21° 17'N, 85° 07'W - Grid DL 9331
Complement24 (13 dead and 11 survivors).
RouteNew Orleans (29 May) - Cristobal 
CargoUS military stores 
History Laid down as Lake Finkton for US Shipping Board (USSB), completed in August 1920 as Santa Isabel for American & Cuban SS Line Inc, New York. 1934 sold to Santa SS Corp (Seas Shipping Co Inc), New York. 1940 sold to Norway and renamed Nidarnes
Notes on event

About 04.00 hours on 4 June 1942 the unescorted Nidarnes (Master Torstein Indreberg) was torpedoed by U-159 in the Yucatan Strait and sank within one minute. The survivors had to jump overboard and only eleven managed to reach a raft the next morning and were picked up the same day by the American steam merchant Curaca, which landed them at Cristobal on 9 June.

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