Norwegian Motor tanker
|Completed||1941 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Govan, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||26 Jan 1943||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-358 (Rolf Manke)|
|Position||58.40N, 33.10W - Grid AK 1660|
|Complement||43 (43 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Curaçao - New York (14 Jan) - River Mersey|
|Cargo||11.000 tons of oil|
|History||Completed in December 1941 as British Empire Onyx for the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT), managed by British Tanker Co Ltd, London. On 14 Mar, 1942 transferred at Barry to Norway and renamed Nortind.|
At 11.25 hours on 20 Jun, 1942, the Nortind was hit in the stern by one of two torpedoes fired by U-67 (Müller-Stöckheim) off New Orleans in 28°41N/89°34W. One crew member was lost. The tanker had been spotted at 07.20 hours, was after the hit missed by a second spread of two torpedoes at 11.40 hours and managed to escape, reaching New Orleans two days later. She was repaired at Mobile and returned to service in September 1942.
|Notes on event|
On 24 Jan, 1943, the Nortind (Master Jacob O. Jensen) in convoy HX-223 stayed together with the American steam tanker Pan Maryland behind the convoy to rescue survivors from the Kollbjørg, which broke in two during a storm in 58°28N/41°34W. The survivors were picked up by the American tanker, while the Nortind was reported missing after being seen the last time at 01.00 hours on 25 January east of Cape Farewell in 58°30N/38°10W.
At 15.33 hours on 26 Jan, 1943, the Nortind (Master Jakob O. Jensen) was hit near the bridge by one of two torpedoes from U-358 and caught fire immediately. About 19.00 hours, the tanker broke in two and sank. The master, 39 crew members and two Dutch passengers were lost.
|On board||We have details of 57 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for Nortind
|20 Jun 1942||U-67||Kptlt. Günther Müller-Stöckheim||Damaged||8,221|
|26 Jan 1943||U-358||Kptlt. Rolf Manke||Sunk||8,221|
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