World War IDS Kong Guttorm

DS Kong Guttorm was torpedoed by the German U-boat UB-103 on July 11, 1918. The ship was en route from Caen to Swansea in ballast (without cargo). Eleven people lost their lives in the shipwreck when the torpedo hit amidships. Four survivors were later rescued by a British patrol vessel. (Sources: Sjøhistorie.no and “Med norsk skib i verdenskrigen“)

Maritime enquiry: Kong Guttorm

(Source: Sjøforklaringer over norske skibes krigsforlis, 1914-1918. B. 4 : 1918, via Nb.no)

About DS Kong Guttorm

  • Nationality

    11659

  • Built

    1901

  • Wrecked

    11.07.1918

  • Carrier

    Det Sødenfjeldske-Norske Dampsskibsselskab, Kristiania

  • Tonnage

    900 dvt

Casualties