Empire Norseman

About

Launched 1942 as Empire Norseman for M.O.W.T. (Anglo-Saxon). 23-02-1942 torpedoed by U382 and U558. Sunk in South Atlantic.

Information
IMO number
1164855
Call sign
BDXT
Construction number
1078
Tonnage
9.811 ton
Beam
18m
Length overall
134m
Year of construction
1942
Year of renaming/broken up
1943
Service for Shell
1942 to 1943
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
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Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
11/02/2013 - 20:14 Roy Kennedy

My father Kenneth N. Kennedy sailed as 3rd mate and was a survivor of her sinking on 23rd Feb. 1943. He had just celebrated his 21st birthday on 22nd Feb, but never got to eat the cake baked by his mum! He was rescued by the escort vessel HMS Totland and met up with some of her crew in the 1990's, becoming an honorary member of their association. He wrote a treatise about the events of the sinking and this is now filed in the German records, as they were very helpful with his investigation. Dad never saw any of his crewmates after they got back to England, but he did meet Greg Roskill, the son of the DEMS gunner.