The steamship Trondhjemsfjord, the second one to bear this name, was laid down in Glasgow by the company Napier & Miller Ltd, and was launched in 1921 for NAL, The Norwegian- America Line. She had a straightforward history until world war two, where she was used as a cargo ship and freighter. Under a journey from Bergen to Kristiansand, she was attacked and sunk by Allied airplanes east of Ryvingen lighthouse 27.April 1943. A large shipwreck was found under a search with ROV by Søgne Dive club in 2020 on a depth of approx 300 meter, southeast of the island Sandøy.

Former names:

421,7 x 55,8 x 26,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
6753 grt / 4147 nrt
( UK )
Kristiania ( N )

Picture: NAL poster
Courtesy of Norway Heritage

Last updated: December 2020