Christmas Island,Asia

Eidsvold was built at Götaverken AB in Sweden, and was launched in 1934 for the Norwegian company Ditlev Simonsen in Oslo. After the outbreak of second world war she was in international waters, and was assigned to sail for Nortraship. She was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-159 outside Flying Fish Cove at Christmas Island 20.January 1942. She was beached and the wreck could be seen from land all the way up to the 1950s. The broken remains of her rest today on the north side on the island, southwest of Drumsite on a depth of 5 to 25 meter.

Former names:

382,3 x 55,2 x 22,9 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
4148 grt / 2368 nr
Göteborg ( S ) 1934
Oslo ( N )

Picture: Eidsvold
Courtesy of Sjøhistorie

Last updated: September 2019