Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - G.M. Standifer Construction Corp, Vancouver WA|
|Owner||A/S Krogstads Shipping Agencies Ltd, Oslo|
|Date of attack||9 Nov 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-67 (Günther Müller-Stöckheim)|
|Position||11° 41'N, 60° 42'W - Grid ED 9694|
|Complement||35 (1 dead and 34 survivors).|
|Route||Buenos Aires - Trinidad - Baltimore|
|Cargo||8435 tons of zinc concentrate and 179 bars of silver|
built as American Wawalona 1928 renamed Wisconsin for Wisconsin Steamship Co Inc, New York. 1939 sold to Norway and renamed Nidarland.
When Germany invaded Norway on 9 Apr 1940, the Nidarland was en route from Sweden to Trinidad via Bergen, but continued further north and went to Florø first, then to Eikefjord where she waited until 30 May and then escaped to the Shetlands.
|Notes on event|
At 12.43 hours on 9 Nov 1942 the unescorted Nidarland (Master Magne Hegvik) was hit amidships by two of three torpedoes from U-67 off Tobago and sank within eight minutes. The chief engineer was seen to stand at the rail of the sinking ship, but didn\'t jump overboard and went down with her. 20 survivors abandoned ship in the port lifeboat and nine with a raft. Five other survivors in the afterpart of the vessel had to jump overboard and swam to the lifeboat, which took the survivors from the raft on board and then rowed towards the North point of Tobago, reaching shore the next morning.
|On board||We have details of 35 people who were on board.|
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