America

1914 General cargo

Buildingyard: Sørlandets Skibsbyggeri, Fevig/ Arendal

Built year: 1914

Yard no:

Tonnage: GRT: 3707/ NET: 2415/ TDW: 5800

Dims: LOA: 357,5/ BR: 48,0/ DR: 27,2ft

 

Machinery: 3-cyl 3exp by North Eastern Marine Eng. Co Ltd. - 2200 ihp

Speed: 11,00knots

Photo: WW 150 years Fleet List

00.10.1914: Completed. Originally ordered by Norge Mexico Gulf Linien, before the line was aquired by WW.

                     Price: NOK 1.297.000,57

02.05.1915: Torpedoed and sunk without warning by German submarine U-41 (KL Hansen) in pos 57.23N, 01.10E. On voyage Sunderland to

                     Bergen With generalcargo. The vessel sank after 20 minutes. The crew manage to get into their lifeboats, and were

                     rescued dy D/S OGNE and D/S STERLING after 10 hours and taken to Newcastle.

                     AMERICA was the first Norwegian vessel which was torpedoed without warning in WW1

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