Nachsubtanker Norwegen 15


Inger Johanne was built in Lübeck in Germany, and was launched in 1938 for the Norwegian company Inger AS. After the German occupation of Norway in April 1940 she was requisitioned by Kriegsmarine who had great need of such vessels. She was put in service as Ingeborg, and later renamed to Nachschubtanker Norwegen 15. Under an armed convoy from Oslo to Kristiandsand loaded with petroleum, escorted by the German guard boat V-1605 Mosel, she was attacked by British planes from Banff Strike Wing 15.October 1944. She was quickly put on fire by the intense enemy fire. and was beached at Ågerøy outside Lillesand. Fidteen men of her crew perished under the attack and, and rumors say the only survivor later died at hospital from his wounds. After the war the wreck was heavily salvaged on site, and the broken remains of her rest today on a depth of 5 to 40 meter at Skaarabøkslene.

Former names:
Nachsubtanker Norwegen 15
Inger Johanne,Ingeborg
231,5 x 34,7 x 14,4 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1202 grt
Lübeck ( D ) 1938 Göteborg ( D )

Picture: Inger Johanne
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