Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Toledo Shipbuilding Co, Toledo OH|
|Owner||A/S Krogstads Shipping Agencies Ltd, Oslo|
|Date of attack||4 Jun 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-158 (Erwin Rostin)|
|Position||21° 17'N, 85° 07'W - Grid DL 9331|
|Complement||24 (13 dead and 11 survivors).|
|Route||New Orleans (29 May) - Cristobal|
|Cargo||US military stores|
|History||Laid down as Lake Finkton for US Shipping Board (USSB), completed in August 1920 as Santa Isabel for American & Cuban SS Line Inc, New York. 1934 sold to Santa SS Corp (Seas Shipping Co Inc), New York. 1940 sold to Norway and renamed Nidarnes. |
|Notes on event|
About 04.00 hours on 4 June 1942 the unescorted Nidarnes (Master Torstein Indreberg) was torpedoed by U-159 in the Yucatan Strait and sank within one minute. The survivors had to jump overboard and only eleven managed to reach a raft the next morning and were picked up the same day by the American steam merchant Curaca, which landed them at Cristobal on 9 June.
|On board||We have details of 24 people who were on board.|
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