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|Statement||compiled by A.J. Tennent.|
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Norwegian Motor merchant. At hours on 6 July the unescorted Bayard (Master Arvid Heiberg) was hit aft by one stern torpedo from U less than 15 minutes after being sighted about 45 miles south of Pascagoula, Mississippi. The first victim of the war was M/S Ronda, which struck a mine on Sept. ; the last victim was D/S Sneland I, torpedoed on the last day of the war, May at pm. Out of the 23 million tons allied merchant ships lost during the war, 10% were Norwegian. When Germany invaded Norway on April , the Norwegian ships that were in allied waters at the time were requisitioned by Royal Norwegian Government, which early on in the war managed to escape to the U.K. (the King was evacuated on June 7). Hence most of the norwegian merchant fleet was away from Norway when Germany occupied her - and was promptly absorbed in the Allied war effort. There was even a norwegian Shipping Office established in London in to administer this collossal allied resource. Those ships that c o u l d, fled from Norway in April but most stayed.
The Norwegian Shipping and Trade Mission was established in London in April to administer the Norwegian merchant fleet outside German-controlled areas. Nortraship operated some 1, vessels and was the largest shipping company in the world. It made a major contribution to the Allied war effort. The British politician Philip Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker, commented after the war,"The first great Key events: Operation Weserübung, Norwegian . The 28 Japanese and German submarines that operated in Australian waters between and sank a total of 30 ships with a combined tonnage of , long tons (, t); people, including Australian merchant seamen, were killed on board the ships attacked by submarines. Merchant Shipping War - The first HN/ON convoys sailed between the Firth of Forth and Norway in November covered by the Home Fleet. The convoys were discontinued in April Norwegian Campaign - continued AUGUST Submarine "NARWHAL" was paid off on the 1st. After leaving the English east coast Humber Estuary on 22nd July for a. Tennent, Alan J. British and Commonwealth Merchant Ship Losses to Axis Submarines Stroud, England: Sutton Publishing, Wiggins, Melanie, Torpedoes in the Gulf: Galveston and the U-Boats, , College Station, Texas: Texas A& M University Press,