Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1923 - Laxevaags Maskin & Jernskibsbyggeri, Bergen|
|Owner||D/S A/S Vestland (Richard & Sverre Amlie), Haugesund|
|Date of attack||4 Jan 1945||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-1232 (Kurt Dobratz)|
|Position||44° 30'N, 63° 00'W - Grid BB 7535|
|Complement||22 (17 dead and 5 survivors).|
|Route||St. Lawrence, Newfoundland - Sydney (2 Jan) - Halifax - Philadelphia|
|Cargo||1200 tons of flourspar|
|History||Completed in October 1923 |
|Notes on event|
The Polarland (Master Finn N. Abrahamsen) in station #31 was hit on the port side by one torpedo and sank within 15 seconds. Two men rescued themselves on a raft which floated free and were later joined by three others that came to the surface after the ship sank. The four crewmen and one gunner were picked up about one hour later by HMCS Kentville (J 312) (T/Lt F.G. Rainsford, RCNVR) and landed in Halifax. The master, one gunner and 15 crew members were lost, including all officers.
|On board||We have details of 23 people who were on board.|
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