History
Norway
Name: Vardaas
Owner: Agdesidens Rederi A/S
Operator: Agdesidens Rederi / Nortraship
Port of registry: Norway Arendal
Launched: 1931
Fate: Hit by a torpedo from the German submarine U-564 on 30 August 1942, and sunk the next day.
General characteristics
Type: Oil tanker
Displacement: 12,683 DWT

MT Vardaas was a Norwegian oil tanker, built in 1931. It had a displacement of 12,683 DWT. Sailing for Arnt J. Mørland's shipping company and Nortraship, while on its way from Cape Town to Trinidad carrying dead freight, the ship was hit by a torpedo from the German submarine U-564 on 30 August 1942. All crew of 41 escaped in lifeboats and landed in Plymouth Bay, Tobago.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ Hegland 1976: pp. 119, 452
  2. ^ Dannevig 1985: p 230

Bibliography

  • Dannevig, Birger (1985). "Innsatsen på havet". In Dannevig, Birger (ed.). Arendalsregionens Krigshistorie (in Norwegian). Kolbjørnsvik: Leif-Tore Langemyr Forlag. ISBN 82-991313-0-8.
  • Hegland, Jon Rustung (1976). Krigsseilasen under den allierte offensiv 1942-1945. Nortraships flåte (in Norwegian). 2. Oslo: Dreyer. ISBN 82-09-01261-4.