Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, Wilmington DE|
|Owner||A/S Krogstads Shipping Agencies Ltd, Oslo|
|Date of attack||12 Feb 1940||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-26 (Heinz Scheringer)|
|Position||50° 50'N, 14° 10'W - Grid BE 3261|
|Complement||25 (0 dead and 25 survivors).|
|Route||Tampa - Halifax - Liverpool|
|Cargo||cotton and grape fruit|
|History||Built as American Bethnor 1922 renamed Irene for A.H. Bull & Co Inc, New York. 1939 sold to Norway and renamed Nidarholm. |
|Notes on event|
At 09.55 hours on 12 Feb 1940 the unescorted Nidarholm was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-26 after she had been stopped at 09.25 hours by two shots across her bow. The ship broke in two, the bow sank and the afterpart remained afloat. The U-boat fired two coups de grâce at 10.09 hours, one torpedo detonated prematurely while the other sank the wreck. The survivors were picked up about 10 hours later by the Norwegian steam merchant Berto which was en route from Torrevieja to Bergen via Gibraltar and Kirkwall.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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