World War IDS John Knudsen

DS John Knudsen was sunk by the German U-boat UB-50 on September 22, 1917, near Cap Falcon in the Mediterranean Sea. The ship was en route from Cardiff to Oran, carrying a cargo of coal. One person lost his life in the shipwreck. The survivors later reached Gibraltar in their lifeboats. (Sources: Sjø and “Norsk skib i verdenskrigen”)

Maritime enquiry: John Knudsen

(Source: Sjøforklaringer over norske skibes krigsforlis, 1914-1918. B. 3 : 2det halvaar 1917, via

About DS John Knudsen

  • Nationality


  • Built


  • Wrecked


  • Carrier

    John Aug. Knudsen, Haugesund

  • Tonnage

    2430 dvt