Daily Event for June 22


June 22, 1940 the Norwegian freighter Randsfjord was torpedoed and sunk by U-30 southwest of Ireland. The ship, built in 1937 sank three minuets after being struck by one torpedo on the port side. While the ship went under rapidly, all but three men managed to escape to the lifeboats, albeit two were badly injured when they were crushed between the lifeboat and the hull of the ship. The survivors were questioned and released. They were rescued a day and a half later by SS Port Hobart and landed at Glasgow.
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MaritimeQuest.com



Roll of Honour
In memory of those who lost their lives in MV Randsfjord
"As long as we embrace them in our memory, their spirit will always be with us"

Name
Rate
Olavesen, William
1st Engineer
Pedersen, Halvor
Master
Knutsen, Eugen
2nd Mate

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2008 Daily Event