norwegian Kuhnle H. - Halfdan Kuhnle MV Norne [+1940]
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nationality norwegian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1930
is nickname no
dead (not found) dead (not found)
weight (tons) 3971  grt
dimensions 111.5 x 15.5 x 7.9 m
material steel
engine diesel engine
power 355  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 237
IMO/Off. no. 5607160
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 30/08/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.17rank: 639
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Eriksberg Mekaniske Verkstad A/B - Eriksberg Varv, Göteborg (Gothenburg)
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Eriksberg Mekaniske Verkstad A/B - Eriksberg Varv, Göteborg (Gothenburg)
Kuhnle H. - Halfdan Kuhnle, Bergen
captain Leif Hauge
no. of crew 27
about the wreck
depth (m.) 143 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered 17/04/2006
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 06/09/2011
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Built in Gothenburg 1930. In the early hours of August 30th 1940 Norne was hit by a torpedo from U-32 (Jenisch), position 58 48N 06 49W (east of Stronsay). On the bridge at the time were the captain, the 2nd mate and the helmsman, Able Seaman Mikkelborg (all perished). Following 2 explosions on the port side forward of the engine room, she sank very quickly while some crew members were trying to launch the starboard lifeboat.

The boat was crushed, and everyone on deck was pulled under with the ship; only 11 came back up.
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