1914 General cargo
Buildingyard: Sørlandets Skibsbyggeri, Fevig/ Arendal
Built year: 1914
Tonnage: GRT: 3707/ NET: 2415/ TDW: 5800
Dims: LOA: 357,5/ BR: 48,0/ DR: 27,2ft
Machinery: 3-cyl 3exp by North Eastern Marine Eng. Co Ltd. - 2200 ihp
Photo: WW 150 years Fleet List
00.10.1914: Completed. Originally ordered by Norge Mexico Gulf Linien, before the line was aquired by WW.
Price: NOK 1.297.000,57
02.05.1915: Torpedoed and sunk without warning by German submarine U-41 (KL Hansen) in pos 57.23N, 01.10E. On voyage Sunderland to
Bergen With generalcargo. The vessel sank after 20 minutes. The crew manage to get into their lifeboats, and were
rescued dy D/S OGNE and D/S STERLING after 10 hours and taken to Newcastle.
AMERICA was the first Norwegian vessel which was torpedoed without warning in WW1